This blog provides an overview of the importance of data in improving cardiovascular outcomes, and a new national audit programme that will generate the data needed to address the issues around diagnosis and treatment of 3 high risk conditions - atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Dr Matt Kearney is National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for NHS England and National Clinical Advisor to Public Health England.
He is a GP in Runcorn and National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention. He has been working for both NHS England and Public Health England since 2013, supporting programmes to improve primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In particular, he has focused on building primary care leadership to champion earlier detection and improved management of conditions such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes and raised cholesterol, and in exploring ways in which the third sector, local authorities and other partners can help the NHS to get serious about prevention.
Previously Matt worked as clinical and public health advisor to the Department of Health respiratory programme, and was a member of the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2013. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Birmingham and obtained a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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