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Delivering CVD services during the pandemic

Published: 12 November, 2020

A practical guide to help primary care teams across England overcome limitations created by COVID-19 and continue to deliver quality cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention services.

Since the arrival of the pandemic, patients are likely to have had less contact with healthcare professionals, leading to lower detection rates for CVD risk factors such as hypertension and atrial fibrillation. Symptoms of stroke, TIA or heart attack may also have gone unreported. At the same time, primary care teams have had to rapidly shift to remote working.

New guidance – produced in a collaboration between the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) and the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme – and co-authored with the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS)  aims to signpost primary care professionals to the right resources to address these and related issues.

CVD prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic: Guidance for primary care teams 26 October 2020. A more basic version is also available.

Last updated: 6 November, 2020

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