Healthy Hearts Cholesterol Public Engagement

Lead: NHS Leeds CCG

Period: 3rd Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts have been engaging with people in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area about the work they're doing to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

(NOTE: This engagement was led by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts, not NHS Leeds CCG)

Healthy Hearts

Brief description of the project

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts is a three-year local NHS project. The aim of the project is to reduce the number of cardiovascular incidents, such as heart attacks and strokes. The aim is that, through the project, that 420 heart attacks and 620 strokes will hopefully be prevented. This could save the local NHS £12m.

In the next phase of their programme, they’ll be concentrating on cholesterol levels and statins that GPs prescribe.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance (lipids), which our livers create. You can also find it in some of the foods we eat, and it’s vital for maintaining a healthy body. Find out more about cholesterol here.

Phase two of the project will look at GPs prescribing statins to patients who may need the medication to control their cholesterol.

Who did we speak to?

We wanted to hear from anyone who is interested in giving us their feedback on phase two of the programme.

What and how did we ask?

The Healthy Hearts team asked local patients, to complete a short survey. This approach was taken locally across all areas in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate areas.

What will happen to my feedback?

Your feedback will help the team understand what local people think about the work they are doing to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The information will help deliver the best possible service to local patients. West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts will analyse and theme the responses. An engagement report that will outline the findings and provide recommendations will then be written.

You can find out more about the Healthy Hearts project on their website here: www.westyorkshireandharrogatehealthyhearts.co.uk/.

If you have any questions about this engagement and would like to know more, please contact Pete Waddingham, Healthy Hearts Programme Manager, on pete.waddingham@yhahsn.com