The UK NSC recommendation on Vascular risk screening in adults over 40
||Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC
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The UK NSC recommended the introduction of a Vascular Risk Management Programme as a result of the Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke (DHDS) prevention project. The Handbook of Vascular Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction and Risk Management was published on March 3 2008 and the Department of Health is rolling out the NHS Health Check.
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Vascular risk
Vascular disease includes coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It currently affects the lives of over 4 million people in England. It causes 36% of deaths (170,000 a year in England) and is responsible for a fifth of all hospital admissions. It is the largest single cause of long-term ill health and disability, impairing the quality of life for many people.
» Read more about vascular disease on Netdoctor.co.uk
• British Heart Foundation
• British Renal Society
• Diabetes UK
• Kidney Research UK
• Royal College of Physicians
• Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
• Stroke Association
• Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed.
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More about the recommendation review process, including the role of stakeholders,
can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's recommendation review process.
Handbook of Vascular Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction and Risk Management (2012) (PDF document, 904KB, 14/12/12)
Vascular risk management programme (2006) (PDF document, 66KB, 23/08/11)
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