Data: Helping Us Beat Cholesterol

Data: Helping Us Beat Cholesterol

This report was developed by HEART UK following the removal of a number of CVD indicators from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) after concerns were raised about how data relating to CVD and cholesterol is being collected. The report aims to look at current data collection practices and what barriers exist in utilising data in driving improvements in CVD patient management.

As part of the research undertaken for this report, HEART UK spoke to a series of experts on the importance of rigorous data collection, management and analysis. Freedom of Information (FOI) submissions were sent to CCGs to investigate their data reporting requirements and habits in the absence of QOF, as well as Health Check data management. In addition, HEART UK conducted a survey of GPs to gauge how the QOF changes might impact their practice in relation to cholesterol.

Download the full report here.