Opportunities for improving cardiovascular management in primary care
The UKCPA/JOMO study day has become the main event in the respiratory pharmacy calendar. Despite the challenges this year this speakers and sessions were excellent.
NHS attendee at the UKCPA/JOMO respiratory study day
|Satellite||Opportunities for improving cardiovascular management in primary care|
|Speakers||Helen Williams (Member of the London Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee/Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South London/UK National Clinical Adviser for AF, AHSNs Network, Clinical Director for AF, Health Innovation Network/Clinical Associate for CVD, Southwark CCG and Clinical Network Lead for CVD, Lambeth CCG)|
Helen is involved in a wide range of activities across South London to improve the care of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). She is responsible for the development and implementation of consensus evidence-based guidance for use across South London’s 12 CCGs and 7 acute trusts, covering a population of 3.6million. Currently, there is a strong focus on medicines optimisation for long term conditions such as heart failure, hypertension and atrial fibrillation with the aim of reducing the burden of acute hospital admissions and she has been involved in supporting primary care practitioners through guideline implementation, clinical audit and provision of pharmacist-led virtual clinics. A key focus over recent years has been to increase the proportion of patients with AF who are anticoagulated to reduce the incidence of AF-related stroke, including leading on the NSHE funded national rollout of pharmacist-led virtual clinics.