Pharmacies to offer heart check-ups in new NHS England scheme – AuthenticAfrican

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Early detection service at 320 community pharmacies aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Heart check-ups are to be offered at high street pharmacies under new plans from NHS England, as part of a programme which seeks to prevent tens of thousands of heart attacks and strokes over the next decade.

General practices will also join the fight against common conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease in a plan launched on Monday, working in specialist teams with pharmacists. Successful pilots of the measures reduced strokes by a quarter.

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