Professor Jamie Waterall, Deputy Chief Nurse at PHE, celebrates the critical contribution that the nursing profession has played in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and considers their important leadership role in global efforts to build back better and fairer following the pandemic.
Professor Jamie Waterall is the National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Associate Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England.
Jamie is responsible for leading PHE’s work to reduce CVD-related deaths, ill-health and health inequalities through a focus on prevention.
Jamie leads a team providing critical oversight and support of the delivery of the NHS Health Check programme across England. He is responsible for ensuring that PHE provides clear national leadership, governance, advice and information on areas such as improving uptake, equitable access, and ensuring quality and consistency of this world leading non-communicable disease prevention programme.
Jamie also chairs the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDSLF), established in 2018 to bring a greater systems approach to tackling CVD, working in partnership with national and local government, statutory bodies, NHS, academia, third sector organisations and professional bodies including the Royal College of Nursing and Royal Collage of General Practitioners.
As Associate Deputy Chief Nurse, Jamie leads on PHE’s All Our Health (AOH) programme. The AOH framework is a call to action to all health and care professionals to embed prevention within their day to day practice. Through educational materials, tools and resources, it helps professionals make an even greater impact in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.
2020 is the WHO Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Read this blog about how PHE has been working with Health Education England's e-Learning for Healthcare team to develop a series of resources for health and care professions, as part of the All Our Health programme.
This blog outlines several promising areas of work and initiatives led by members of the Cardiovascular Disease System Leadership Forum that have been addressing the national 10-year CVD prevention ambitions since their launch in February 2019.
Find out more about Public Health England's series of new e-learning sessions to boost health professionals’ knowledge and skills dealing with some of the biggest issues in public health.
Statins are vital in the UK effort to save many thousands of preventable deaths every year caused by cardiovascular disease. With extensive research confirming that statin treatment is very effective, safe and affordable, it is important that the myths and inaccuracies around them are dispelled. Read this blog to find out what you need to know about statins.
The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and …
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the largest causes of preventable death, ill health and health inequalities in England. Find out how a greater focus on prevention could reduce up to 80% of CVD cases.
Campaign launches are a good way to get us all talking and thinking about our wellbeing, so it was great to see PHE’s One You campaign – and its Active 10 app - hitting the headlines earlier this month. The …
Today is ‘What matters to you day’, a celebration which sees health professionals encourage and support each other to have better conversations with the people we care for. It’s all about turning the focus from a mindset of “what’s the …
Earlier this month we hosted our fifth annual cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention conference – Getting Serious About CVD Prevention 2018 – with a focus on the world leading NHS Health Check. This year’s conference was attended by over 450 delegates …
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