Each month, the Collaborative will be highlighting workforce development opportunities on key population health themes as part of our workforce development programme. This month we look at training opportunities for Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension.
World Hypertension Day takes place on 17th May 2022 raising awareness of high blood pressure. Across Cheshire and Merseyside around 650,000 people are thought to have hypertension, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Of these around 40% don’t know that they are affected or even at risk.
If you work in health and care and want to learn more about how you can help prevent CVD and make a difference then click the link below for a number of relevant e-learning courses.
- All Our Health: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: a bite-sized introduction to cardiovascular disease including key evidence, data and signposting to recommended resources.
- All Our Health: NHS Health Check: aimed at all health care professionals, giving an overview of the NHS Health Check, screening for key conditions including heart disease and stroke.
- All Our Health: Physical Activity: signposting and data for health care professionals. Physical activity could reduce the risk of CVD by up to 35%.
- Hypertension: The Silent Killer, Making a difference in Primary Care: a programme of learning aimed at GP’s and other clinicians, focusing on prevention and hypertension management, accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
- Will COVID-19 leave a legacy of pulmonary hypertension? A webinar presented by Dr Luke Howard.
- Getting to the heart of the matter: myocardial injury and COVID-19: Dr Alastair Moss discusses what we know about myocardial injury and an approach to follow-up.
For further signposting or public and patient resources please visit our Happy Hearts website.
If you would like more information, please contact Steve Peters, Programme Manager for Cheshire and Merseyside Population Health Workforce Development via firstname.lastname@example.org.