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Improving physical ill-health and cardiovascular disease prevention in people with severe mental illness

 

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Improving physical ill-health and cardiovascular disease prevention in people with severe mental illness

The opportunities to improve physical health and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people with severe mental illness within England are considerable.

The new NHS RightCare toolkit provides local health systems with guidance on early detection, primary prevention, long term management of modifiable risks, and personalised care. In doing so, people with severe mental illness and at risk of CVD should achieve better health outcomes. The toolkit provides a national case for change and a set of resources to support local health systems to concentrate their improvement efforts where there is greatest opportunity to address variation and improve population health. Local Health Systems can contact their NHS RightCare Delivery Partner for support in using this resource.