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Cardiovascular Diseases: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 73716, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential changes needed for the NHS to meet its cardiovascular disease ambitions as outlined in the Long Term Plan, following the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The National Health Service promoted restoration of services as a priority, including diagnostic and treatment services for patients with heart disease, as soon as the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic began to decline. The NHS Operational Planning Guidance for 2021/2022 set out the requirement that all people with cardiovascular disease risk factors are to be reviewed and managed before winter 2021.