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Cardiovascular System: Screening

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms he plans to use to deliver free vascular checks to 40 to 74 year olds. (201484)

On 1 April 2008, the Department published “Putting Prevention First”, copies of this publication are available in the Library. This outlined the initial analysis which has confirmed that a programme to reach everybody between the ages of 40 and 74, to check their vascular risk and provide them with an individual assessment, would be both clinically and cost effective.

The next step is to develop an implementation and delivery programme with key stakeholders. Stakeholders will play a crucial role in helping to formulate proposals for the vascular check programme. We expect that general practice will have an important role in delivery but other organisations, such as pharmacies, are also likely to be involved.