Enacting sustainable system-wide change to cardiovascular care


Chair’s opening remarks

09:05 - 09:45

Looking ahead towards the GIRFT cardiology report 

  • Understand the context of GIRFT and its role in supporting NHS trusts to deliver system-wide change 
  • Consider the opportunities of cardiology networks 
  • Explore the potential to reduce variation, improve clinical pathways, and improve access to services 

Dr Sarah Clarke, Joint Clinical Lead, Cardiology, GIRFT

Professor Simon Ray, Joint Clinical Lead, Cardiology, GIRFT

09:45 - 10:00

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

10:00 - 10:40

Keeping CVD as a priority on the agenda: Why and how - This session is fully funded by Bayer

  • Understand the key reasons that CVD still needs to be a priority 
  • The role of primary care in proactively supporting patients 
  • Learn about practical tools to achieve this, such as the lipids and AF and cholesterol frameworks from UCLPartners 

Dr Matt Kearney, Programme Director, UCLPartners AHSN, National Clinical Lead for CVD Prevention, Public Health England and GP in Shropshire 

Dr Jim Moore, President, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society 

10:40 - 11:00

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

11:00 - 11:40

Addressing inequality gap in a post-pandemic world

  • Address the factors that lead to some people being more likely to die prematurely from CVD than others 
  • Understand the key aims of the NHS Race and Health Observatory in tackling deep-seated and longstanding ethnic inequalities in health 
  • How to meet the barriers for those living in the most deprived areas for accessing and continuing treatment courses 

Dr Habib Naqvi, Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory 

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP, Bourne End and Wooburn Green Medical Centre, Primary Care Cardiology lead, Oxford AHSN 

11:40 - 12:00

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

12:00 - 12:40

Creating a sustainable, whole system approach to CVD prevention

  • Identify and build the structures needed to support sustainable change
  • Who should be on the team? Drawing together the right people and organisations to drive change
  • Hear how it can be done. Learn from examples of successful cross-agency collaboration

Martin Kimberley, Chief Executive, Active Dorset 

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, UCL Bartlett Professor of Cities and Regions, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL 

Sarah Wilkinson, Public Safety Inclusion Manager, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service 

12:40 - 12:50

Short break – continue the conversation in the chat room

12:50 - 1:30

Interactive Discussion Group: How do we implement risk stratification and self-management of CVD patients?


End of live sessions

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