Cardiovascular disease

May Measurement Month: a global campaign to tackle high blood pressure

What’s the context? This May will play host to the second annual May Measurement Month, a whole 31 days during which a global spotlight is placed on raising awareness around blood pressure. Employing the logic that knowing your numbers is a crucial step towards taking meaningful action on blood pressure, the aim of May Measurement …

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Establishing cardiovascular risk with trans individuals using QRISK2

  Intro Having supported England’s NHS Health Check Programme for around a decade, Health Diagnostics’ support teams have been exposed to an unparalleled array of queries from providers and commissioners. One of the more common (as well as more challenging) questions that our teams get asked is “when looking to determine a trans person’s cardiovascular …

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Learning from Berkshire’s award-winning NHS Health Check nurses

  A service recognised as superior In this month’s blog, we focus in on an award-winning team of nurses working across Berkshire to deliver NHS Health Checks. In recognition of their excellent standards of nursing care, the Royal College of Nurses recently presented the county’s Cardiovascular Health Check Team with the 2016 Bank Nurse Award. …

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Men’s health and premature mortality: physical and mental dimensions

    Whilst it’s widely acknowledged that women tend to live longer than their male counterparts (latest UK life expectancy data puts the female average at 82.9 years and the male average at 79.3 years), what is less well known are the startling premature mortality figures that are contributing to this gender gap. According to …

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Health Diagnostics’ reflections on the NHS Health Check Conference, 2016

  On the 1st March 2016, Public Health England (PHE) hosted the third NHS Health Check National Conference at London’s Oval. With individuals attending from across local government, academia, business, and charity sectors, the turn-out was excellent and the conversations diverse. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the conference’s key highlights, signposting to …

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