National and Local Strategies

National and regional strategic drivers include the National Service Framework for CHD, the National Stroke Strategy and the Healthcare for London Stroke Pathway.
The importance given to cardiovascular disease nationally is demonstrated by the establishment of the NHS Health Check programme.

The Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) is focused on reducing premature mortality from CVD as a key contributor to achieving its Health Inequalities Strategy and Sustainable Community Strategy – Shaping the Future. This is also a key outcome identified in the NHS Lewisham Commissioning Strategy Plan.