Commissioning

25.10.18

Public Health England launches efficiency tool to target cost-effective CVD prevention

Public Health England (PHE) have unveiled a new return on investment (RoI) tool to help local commissioners decide the best cost-effective approach to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the leading causes of death and disability in the UK.

CVD costs the NHS £7.4bn each year, but PHE says the majority of cases are preventable through identifying and managing risk earlier.

The RoI tool will be able to show local commissioners the health and cost impacts of using different interventions to treat people at high risk of CVD, which will help them decide how to best spend their budget.

By allowing users to see the predicted impacts of different interventions, commissioners will be able to compare cost savings and the number of CVD events and premature deaths prevented, with analysis showing that using statins and hypertensives could bring some of the most considerable savings.

PHE, who commissioned the University of Sheffield to develop the tool, says that reducing the “burden” of CVD in the UK is an important step to help people stay in work, lower the future demand on health and social care, and boost the local economy.

Professor Jamie Waterall, national lead for CVD prevention at Public Health England, said: “We’re seeing the number of people with long term conditions, such as diabetes, continue to rise, which means prevention should be high on the agenda for the NHS.

“That is why this new tool is hugely useful in helping decision-makers make better choices about CVD prevention, based on the best evidence of what works.

“It will help commissioners plan effective CVD prevention strategies and make the most of their budgets to help more people live healthier, longer lives.”

The RoI tool is the latest effort from PHE’s health economists to encourage investment in prevention in order to help make the NHS and long-term healthcare more sustainable.

Waterall wrote for NHE in September to explain in more depth how PHE are tackling health inequalities through CVD prevention.

The announcement coincides with a new Global Burden of Disease study highlighting the importance of local policies targeting prevention to tackle premature mortality, as well as the extent of inequality between premature mortality rates in different areas of the UK.

Dr. Matt Kearney, GP and national clinical director for CVD prevention at NHS England, said: “Heart attacks and strokes are life changing events for sufferers and their families, and the NHS long-term plan will set out a strategy for cardiovascular disease prevention and care.

“This RoI tool will show health professionals in each part of the country how heart problems and strokes could be prevented, and how much health service resource could be freed up for reinvestment if we increase detection and treatment of high-risk conditions like atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”

Enjoying NHE? Subscribe here to receive our weekly news updates or click here to receive a copy of the magazine!

 Image credit - Sezeryadigar

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

latest healthcare news

New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

12/08/2020New £500m digital workplace framework launched by NHS SBS

A new procurement framework developed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has been launched to assist NHS and public sector organisations t... more >
England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

12/08/2020England’s Chief Nurse calls for young people to consider nursing

“Your NHS needs you.” Those are the rallying words of Ruth May, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, ahead of A-Level results ... more >
Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for m... more >

editor's comment

26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us th... more > more last word articles >

the scalpel's daily blog

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Frontline NHS trust leaders are frustrated and disappointed at this description as it is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous. It is untrue because local hospital ... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

interviews

Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

health service focus

View all News