SBRI Cardiovascular Disease Camden

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Heart and circulatory disease, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas. CVD is the single biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years. Early detection and treatment of CVD can help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Through local analysis we anticipate there are 20,000 people living in Camden who are considered “undiagnosed and/or at high-risk of CVD and CVD related conditions” (data from HealthEIntent Tool, CVDPrevent and ratified by primary care).

Early identification of people at risk and proactive management has the potential to deliver a significant financial return on investment to the Camden Health and Care economy, considering the wider costs of CVD to the national economy are estimated at £15.8 billion.

This programme aims to provide a digital first, population-level, early detection, engagement and self-management programme for people who are undiagnosed and/or high-risk of developing CVD.

Please find below a summary of the service with a link to some frequently asked questions. To continue, please click on the 'Register now’ button above.

Why should I get my practice involved?

This is a fully funded initiative at no cost to your practice. Working with iPLATO, SMS messages will be sent to patients registered at your practice, who have a mobile number and have opted in for SMS communication.   

It's simple and easy to support:

Step 1: Register your practice.

Step 2: Have a 5-minute set-up call (if required).

Step 3: Provide list of eligible patients NHS numbers to our secure NHS mail inbox.

Step 4: We do the rest.

Step 5: Review results and calculate QRisk.

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How will it work?

  • iPLATO Healthcare will be sending text messages to consenting patients registered at practices across the Camden area. providing a link to complete a NHS Health Check patient questionnaire.
  • If patients do not complete the Health Check, iPLATO will send up to two reminders by app or SMS.
  • Once patients complete the Health Check they will be given options to book a blood test appointment or order a free home blood test kit. 
  • If patients do not book a blood test appointment, iPLATO will send one follow up message by app or SMS.
  • Patient results sent to EMIS lab for practice to review.
  • This SMS Programme will be in addition to any existing programmes. 


Data Processing and Data Sharing Summary

  • The practice provides a list of eligible patients NHS numbers to our secure NHS mail inbox. 
  • iPLATO will facilitate the ongoing extraction of client demographic data via the practice clinical system phonebook, for which the data will be minimised as far as possible.
  • All data is processed within the HSCN network.
  • Only patients who have consented to receive SMS will be contacted.
  • iPLATO Healthcare acts as a data processor for this service.