NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect data in connection with Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Audit referred to as CVDPREVENT Audit. The first collection of this is due at the end of November 2020. Data will be collected for the year 2019-20 and will then become a quarterly extract.
CVDPREVENT is a national primary care audit that will automatically extract routinely held GP data, via GPES, covering diagnosis and management of six high-risk conditions that cause stroke, heart attack and dementia:
- atrial fibrillation (AF)
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- non-diabetic hyperglycaemia
- chronic kidney disease
It will provide a foundation for professionally led quality improvement in individual GP practices across Primary Care Networks (PCNs). It will support primary care in understanding how many patients with the high-risk conditions are potentially undiagnosed, undertreated or overtreated.
The data will highlight gaps, identify inequalities and monitor improvement and impact on inequalities, as well as enabling opportunities for improvement in diagnosis and management of the high-risk conditions for CVD.
A number of organisations are involved in the work, including The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), NHS Digital, The National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), British Heart Foundation, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and GP representatives.
If you would like any further information on CVDPREVENT, email firstname.lastname@example.org.