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Expanding the cardiovascular disease workforce

Course Highlights

What you will learn:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK, and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas. This is the single biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years.

Early detection and treatment of CVD can help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Where individuals are identified with high risk conditions, appropriate preventative treatments will be offered in a timely way

People with heart failure and heart valve disease will be better supported by multi-disciplinary teams as part of primary care networks.

Please be aware this course is ONLY ON OFFER to non-clinical ARRS roles: health coaches, social prescribers and care coordinators.

Course Type Face to Face
Qualification Type CPD Level 3
Certificate Inc. Yes
Credit Cost 0
Course Length 180
Accreditation Inc. Yes
Actual Cost 0

Course Overview

Learners will...

  • Gain a role appropriate level of knowledge of CVD risk factors, in particular – Hypertension, Cholesterol and Atrial Fibrillation and the importance of early detection. 
  • Develop a sound understanding of the clinical values that are critical to CVD detection and management and when  escalate to a clinical member of the team.
  • Be given an overview of Health inequalities in relation to CVD. 
  • Build confidence in communicating effectively around the subject of CVD and CVD risk. 
  • Understand how non-clinical ARRS roles form an important part of the CVD care pathway within the practice/ PCN.
  • Be given an introduction to Quality Improvement tools for use in Primary Care to aid early detection and risk stratification 
  • Have a clear understanding of the Making Every Contact Count approach.
  • Be given an introduction to brief interventions to address risk factors – smoking, alcohol use, obesity etc.
  • Be given an introduction to a personalised, coaching approach, supporting patients to explore their own ideas of how they could . 
  • Understand how to engage people at varying levels of the behaviour change model and adapt their approach accordingly.

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