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Bradford`s Healthy Hearts - about

Bradford has one of the worst death rates from heart disease in England.  That’s why one of Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) main priorities is to reduce the number of deaths caused by heart attack and stroke.

The aim of Bradford’s Healthy Hearts is to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack for people in risk groups.

Together we can beat heart disease

Bradford’s Healthy Hearts brings together all of our local GP practices and the wider NHS with one aim:  to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Our three-year programme targets:

  • Vascular disease – including patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease;
  • Managing atrial fibrillation (AF)  (an abnormal heart rhythm that vastly increases the risk of stroke) – through anticoagulation;
  • Heart failure - a condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.  It usually occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly.
  • Prevention, particularly focussing on hypertension (high blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease

In Bradford Districts CCG alone, more than 41,000 people (over one in 10) are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension) – a leading cause of heart disease and stroke - whilst over 4,000 people have an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and more than 5,000 people have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).

 

10% of people in Bradford are affected by high blood pressure

4,000 people have an irregular heartbeat

5,000 people have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke

 

OUR VISION FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRADFORD...

Why it's important to take your blood pressure tablets...

 
 

Who get high blood pressure...

 
 

What is high blood pressure...

 
 

What causes high blood pressure...

 
 

Does high blood pressure needs to be treated...

 
 

Does blood pressure change...

 
 

What is blood pressure...

 
 

Clinical Leadership Team of the Year-BMJ Awards 2016...

 
 

Why Atrial Fibrillation AF is so important all you want to know about AF...

 
 

What it is like after a stroke...

 
 

Alternative drugs to warfarin...

 
 

How to assess risk of stroke...

 
 

What is INR...

 
 

What happens during warfarin clinic...

 
 

What is the aim of warfarin treatment...

 
 

What is Atrial Fibrillation...

 
 

What causes stroke in atrial fibrillation...

 
 

Symptoms of stroke -FAST...

 
 

Stopping and restarting oral anticoagulation...

 
 

Bleeding risk and anticoagulation...

 
 

Aspirin treatment in Atrial Fibrillation no longer recommended...

 
 

AF one of the important risk factors for stroke...

 
 

3 common questions about Warfarin treatment...

 
 

General Practice Team of the Year...

 
 

Clinical Team of the Year Cardiovascular 2015...

 
 

So just how much additional work does Bradford's Healthy Hearts create for your practice?...

 
 

Dr Nikki Barnett, of Sunnybank Medical Centre, gives six top tips to help increase the number of patients taking anticoagulants...

 
 

How to present information about anticoagulation successfully...

 
 

How to increase number of patients on anticoagulation in a busy GP practice...

 
 

Benefits for patients from SPAF championship...

 
 

How to increase numbers of patients on anticoagulation in primary care...

 
 

Sunnybank medical practice won Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation championships....

 
 

What is SPAF championship...

 
 

Chief executive of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, Robbie Turner, talks about how pharmacists can help patients who have receiv...

 
 

Community pharmacist, Robbie Turner, talks about how pharmacists can help patients who have been prescribed statins as part of the...

 
 

Bradford practice nurse Jan Proctor-King explains arterial plaque (clogged arteries)...

 
 

Bradford practice nurse, Jan Proctor-King talks about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease...

 
 

Practice nurse Jan Procter-King describes benefits and side effects of statins. You can find more information about side effects ...

 
 

Bradford practice nurse Jan Proctor-King talks about lowering cholesterol risk....

 
 

Dr Chris Harris outlines key areas of the Bradford's Healthy Hearts programme....

 
 

Have you received a letter?...

 
 

Dr Chris Harris introduces and provides an overview of Bradford's Healthy Hearts Programme....