We are proud to announce that the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership have won an HSJ Value Award.
The award was for our work in collaboration with West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and our NHS partners to reduce cardiovascular disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. It is thanks to the hard work of all the frontline staff that the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts initiative is having such a positive impact in the care of patients with a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
In West Yorkshire and Harrogate alone, more than 600,000 people are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension) – a leading cause of heart disease and stroke – whilst over 60,000 people have an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and more than 49,000 people have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts is a three-year initiative that focuses on three specific risk factors that can cause cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure (hypertension), cholesterol and diabetes.
The initiative aims to improve care by making better use of existing primary care resources and maximising clinical engagement. It draws significantly on learning from Bradford’s successful Healthy Hearts campaign.
Jenny Hamer, project Lead at the AHSN said: “We’re delighted and very proud to win this award with West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The project is a three-year initiative focusing on improving care by identifying risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease.”