Dr Jim Moore looks ahead to the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society sessions at Guidelines Live 2022, which will focus on CVD prevention in line with NHS reforms

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As we move into Spring 2022 and the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic lessen, there is an urgent need to refocus and address aspects of healthcare that have suffered over the past few years. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention is undoubtedly one of those areas; last month, this was recognised by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, in his speech outlining the ‘Road to recovery’—a programme of NHS reforms with prevention and primary care at its centre (bit.ly/3DN9lns). CVD prevention will be the initial priority within this prevention agenda, and I am delighted to announce that it will also be the central theme of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) programme at Guidelines Live 2022.

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Dr Jim Moore presenting at Guidelines Live 2021

Providing relevant, high-quality, up-to-date educational opportunities around CVD for a primary care audience is a central aim of the PCCS, and we are pleased that Guidelines Live will afford that opportunity again this year. The programme will cover different aspects of CVD prevention currently relevant to healthcare practitioners working in primary care, incorporating current national guidelines, new therapies, primary care network (PCN) service requirements, and the PCN Directed Enhanced Service specification. The individual sessions will be delivered by experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine, and arranged to provide plenty of chances to ask questions, enabling you to make the most of this learning experience. We hope that you’ll be able to join us.

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The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) is a multidisciplinary society reflecting the ideas and opinions of primary care healthcare professionals throughout the UK involved in managing cardiovascular patient care and improving cardiovascular health. We are committed to promoting best practice in primary care cardiovascular health through education, training, and service development. Representing primary care cardiovascular health needs at policy level, we support the development of primary healthcare professionals in cardiovascular medicine, and facilitate and lead primary care cardiovascular research. Membership of the PCCS is free for GPs, GPwSIs, GP registrars, nurses, pharmacists, and physician associates.

What our delegates say:

‘The speakers were brilliant as always. It’s been informative and reinforces what I’m doing in my practice.’ 

‘There’s been a huge range of topics being discussed, and I found it hugely relevant to primary care. It’s up to date and very applicable to my day-to-day practice. It’s great!’