The REAL-HEALTH Cardiovascular initiative is dedicated to supporting our practices in improving their patients’ cardiovascular health through the provision of guidelines, supportive educational material and sessions and useful audit tools. We have initially decided to focus on three aspects of cardiovascular health:
- Blood pressure control
- High-intensity statin use
- GI bleeding risk reduction in patients on antithrombotic treatment
Relevant material, including our CEG summary guidelines "Triple Aim: Optimising CVD medicines", can be found by clicking on the "Educational Resources" box on the left.
In addition, we have developed a new Active Patient Link Tool (APL-CVD) that enables a “virtual patient review” in the GP practice to help identify patients with CVD who may not optimally treated and to support medication reviews. The tool can be obtained via the Active Practice Link (APL) tools page.