Video: Opportunities for improvement in managing high-risk conditions

There is huge potential to improve patient outcomes by improving secondary prevention, NHS England's clinical director for cardiovascular disease prevention told the RCGP conference.

Dr Matt Kearney, NHS England national clinical director for cardiovascular disease prevention
Dr Matt Kearney, NHS England national clinical director for cardiovascular disease prevention

Taking atrial fibrillation as an example, Dr Matt Kearney said that if everyone who was eligible for anticoagulation received the treatment up to 10,000 strokes a year could be prevented.

However, he said GPs were too over-stretched to work any harder and the only way to make improvements was 'by making the system work better for us and patients'.

Full coverage of RCGP annual conference

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Refugee doctors and international medical graduates set to help NHS in coronavirus outbreak

Refugee doctors and international medical graduates set to help NHS in coronavirus outbreak

Hundreds of unregistered refugee doctors and international medical graduates will...

Practices offered less than average locum rate for bank holiday opening

Practices offered less than average locum rate for bank holiday opening

Practices in England will be reimbursed a maximum of just £62.50 an hour for locum...

Cumbrian GP's bright idea sparks production of thousands of items of PPE

Cumbrian GP's bright idea sparks production of thousands of items of PPE

A Cumbrian GP's call for help to provide local practices with eye protection in the...

NHS England launches mental health hotline to support staff during pandemic

NHS England launches mental health hotline to support staff during pandemic

GPs and other NHS staff can now access a new mental health hotline offering support...

Split staff to handle patients with and without COVID-19 symptoms, GPs told

Split staff to handle patients with and without COVID-19 symptoms, GPs told

GPs and practice staff should be allocated to manage either patients with COVID-19...

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

GPonline provides an overview of the key guidance relating to coronavirus, including...