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Vascular Disease

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

The Prime Minister set out his vision for the NHS earlier this year: a more personal service supporting people to stay well and maintain good health. It placed individuals’ centre-stage, engaged and taking greater control over their own health. He promised to set out plans for a “predict and prevent” approach to identify vulnerability to vascular disease—heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

I am pleased to announce the development of a systematic programme of vascular checks for everyone between the ages of 40 and 74. “Putting prevention first” explains this in more detail and has been placed in the Library. Copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office.