Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Commissioning for Value focus packs

National benchmarked data for heart disease and stroke used to understand variation across the pathway for each clinical commissioning group in England to help improve cardiovascular disease commissioning


The CVD focus packs were reissued 19 December 2014 with improvements to the methodology and a refresh of the data to include the 2013/14 Quality and Outcomes Framework.


The packs identify potential opportunities for improving outcomes, quality and efficiency at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has provided evidence-based, cost-effective solutions to the issues highlighted in the packs. CCGs can use the packs to improve the value of their commissioned CVD services by identifying where to look across the pathway and what to change.

The NCVIN can also provide additional practice level slide sets to allow CCGs to better understand practice variation in their area and an unbranded PowerPoint slide set for CCGs to add additional local information. Contact NCVIN for the slide sets.

Commissioning for value is a collaborative project between PHE, NHS Right Care and NHS England. It identifies priority programmes which offer the best opportunities to improve healthcare for local populations – improving both the value that patients receive from their healthcare services and the value that populations receive from investment in their local health system.


19 December 2014
CVD Focus Packs reissued with improvements to the methodology and refresh of the data to include the 2013/14 Quality and Outcomes Framework.

18 November 2014
The CVD Focus Packs have been reinstated but should be read in conjunction with this errata.

w/c 9 November 2014
This product was temporarily removed with a view to improving the methodology and refreshing the data used. During the process to review the packs and in light of feedback from a small number of stakeholders we investigated a potential error.

May 2014 first published

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