CMG45: Integrated commissioning for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
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This resource supports commissioners from public health, regulatory services (trading standards, environmental health and licensing), planning and clinical commissioning groups to work together with health and wellbeing boards and other partners to commission integrated, high-quality and evidence-based services to support the prevention of cardiovascular disease in England.
The focus of this guide is primary prevention of cardiovascular disease - preventing heart disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease in people who have never previously been diagnosed with one of these conditions.
- The Executive summary outlines the scope of the guide for commissioners
- Section 1 makes the case for integrated commissioning for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Section 2 outlines an integrated approach to commissioning high-quality services to prevent cardiovascular disease
- Section 3 helps you assess local service levels
- Section 4 describes service components
- Section 5 makes suggestions for contract specification
- Section 6 explains more about the cost impact of service redesign
- Section 7 signposts to further information
NICE guidance provides evidence-based recommendations about cost-effective interventions to improve health and social care outcomes for individuals and local populations. Making commissioning decisions based on the best available evidence such as NICE guidance and NHS Evidence accredited information can help commissioners ensure that they are using their resources effectively.
Box 1 below outlines the wide range of NICE guidance that is relevant to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. When developing pathways for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and related conditions, commissioners may wish to refer to other relevant NICE guides for commissioners, which are detailed in box 2 below.
This guide for commissioners highlights any recommendations supporting cases for disinvestment or decommissioning by identifying treatments and interventions that do not add value, enabling commissioners to release resources or generate savings where appropriate.
Implementation of the guidance noted above is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement this guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to avoid unlawful discrimination and to have regard to promoting equality of opportunity. Nothing in the guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
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A topic advisory group was established to review and advise on the content of the guide for commissioners; details of membership can be found in section 8.
Date of publication: April 2012
Box 1 NICE guidance that is relevant to the prevention of cardiovascular disease
Box 2 NICE guides for commissioners relevant to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease
This page was last updated: 01 June 2012