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Over the last 30 years there has been an upward trend in life expectancy at older ages in England. Figures 1 and 2 show life expectancy in England at ages 65, 75, 85 and 95 from 1981 to 2014. The data points shaded red in Figures 1 and 2 indicate where life expectancy in that year was lower than in...
Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, also known as pre-diabetes or impaired glucose regulation, refers to raised blood glucose levels, but not in the diabetic range.  People with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. They are also at increased risk of other...
This document updates and extends a previously conducted systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of ‘real-world’ interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in high risk populations.
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Subject: Clinical audits
This is the web site for the Central Cardiac Audit Database, a clinical audit service involving cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac anaesthetists (access to the database is restricted to those with a CCAD username and password). CCAD is a national system which features: - Centralised...
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As part of CHD NSF implementation, a pilot project is being undertaken under the auspices of the National Screening Committee to test the practical implications and outcomes of implementing a systematic programme of cardiovascular risk reduction in primary care, initially identifying those at high...
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Subject: Heart disease
The Myocardial Infarction Audit Project (MINAP) began in late 1998 when a broadly based steering group developed a dataset for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This allowed clinicians to examine the management of myocardial infarction within their hospitals against targets specified by the...
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This report details the progress which has been made in implementing the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework in the eight years since its publication.
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This report highlights the pattern of inequality in diabetes prevalence in relation to age, deprivation and ethnic group. It also highlights the distribution of obesity in relation to these factors. Obesity is one of the main risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and therefore the pattern of obesity may...
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This document describes the technical detail behind the Spearhead Health Inequalities Intervention Tool.
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These reports summarise progress against Department of Health inequality targets for 2010 in the following areas: Infant mortality; life expectancy at birth for males and for females; cancer (premature mortality rate) and all circulatory diseases (premature mortality rate). Key facts Infant...

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