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

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'.

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