Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

National and local strategies (best practices)

NICE guidelines:

National service framework:

NHS England

  • In January 2015, NHS England published three handbooks to support commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions (LTCs), in order to achieve more effective, personalised care for this group.  The handbooks are: case finding and risk stratification, personalised care and support planning and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working

Public Health England

  • A 1 page summary on cardiovascular disease prevention: risk detection and management in primary care  has been published in 2016.  It is an evidence-based pathway to give a high-level overarching national case for change, a best practice pathway for individual conditions and a best practice case studies for elements of the pathway demonstrating what to change, how to change and a scale of improvement

Government policies

Government policy in many areas influences CVD and many of them are covered in the prevention chapters.  The policy documents published include:


In the Segment Tool (Chart 5), the major cause of the life expectancy gap between the most and least deprived was circulatory system: 35% in men and 25% in females in Central Bedfordshire, 2012-14. 

Last updated Friday, 10th August 2018