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Heart Diseases: Preventive Medicine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 171569, tabled on 18 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the focus in the NHS Long Term Plan on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, what effect the Integration and Innovation White Paper will have on previous commitments to CVD prevention (a) in general and (b) in the light of the effect of covid-19 on CVD outcomes.

Answered on

25 March 2021

The Integration and Innovation White Paper builds on the commitments made in the NHS Long Term Plan. Whilst not having a direct impact on previous commitments to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention legislation will allow every part of England to be covered by an integrated care system. This builds on the work the system has been doing since the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, and is in line with NHS England’s recommendation of formally recognising the need to bring together National Health Service organisations, local government and wider partners at a system level to deliver more joined up approaches to improving health and care outcomes, coterminous with local authorities.

NHS Digital has made no such assessment.