COVID-19 RESOURCES

New guidance helps healthcare systems overcome disruption to CVD prevention due to pandemic
New guidance helps healthcare systems overcome disruption to CVD prevention due to pandemic

A new practical guide has been produced to help healthcare systems across England get back on track in tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD) following disruption caused by Covid-19.

Influencing the redesign and recovery of NHS health and care services for the detection and management of Cardiovascular Disease High Risk Conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Influencing the redesign and recovery of NHS health and care services for the detection and management of Cardiovascular Disease High Risk Conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
New guidance helps primary care teams deliver best CVD services during the pandemic
New guidance helps primary care teams deliver best CVD services during the pandemic

A new practical guide has been produced to help primary care teams across England overcome limitations created by COVID-19 and continue to deliver quality cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention services.

Issues & Answers - COVID19 Need to Know webinar series

Issues & Answers is hosting a series of free, bite-sized COVID-19 webinars for primary healthcare professionals. The webinars have been created to support HCPs during these unprecedented times, giving much needed guidance around how to manage patients with high-risk conditions.

Please click here to access the on demand page.

COVID-19 and CV Management Series – online learning bites
COVID-19 and CV Management Series – online learning bites
Recognising Heart Attacks, Strokes and Heart Failure during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond

We are hearing that fewer people are being seen in hospital with heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in recent weeks, which suggests that people are not seeking help when they should do.

COVID-19 Information from Arrhythmia Alliance UK

Please follow the following link for COVID-19 information and patient videos from Arrhythmia Alliance UK:

https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/news/coronavirus-information-uk

British Heart Valve Society - COVID-19 Statement

Please follow the following link to see a position statement from the British Heart Valve Society regarding heart valve disease during the Coronavirus pandemic:

https://www.bhvs.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-illness-and-heart-valve-disease/

Heart Failure Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The British Society for Heart Failure has issued a statement, written with support from the PCCS, which is crucially important in lobbying to maintain vital services to vulnerable heart failure patients and, in addition, will provide guidance for relevant healthcare organisations and professionals during this acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please distribute widely to those you feel should see this document.

Read the full statement here.

The PCCS, alongside a number of other societies and associations across the UK, has come together to provide guidance on the safe switching of warfarin to DOACs
Treatment of patients with ACEi or ARB in relation to COVID-19

The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) together with the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) have released the following joint statement