Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke prevention are Innovation Agency priorities for innovation and improvement from 2020-2023.
We continue to support the NHS national ambitions for CVD and ambitions in the North West Coast to reduce heart attacks and strokes, as well as improving outcomes for people with respiratory disease, with a strong focus on health inequalities.
The North West Coast continues to have some of the highest numbers of patients who suffer from these conditions and some of the highest numbers of deaths in England. This places a huge economic burden on the NHS and other services. Incidence, mortality and premature deaths are higher in disadvantaged groups and areas of social deprivation and the Innovation Agency is committed to tackling these health inequalities.
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