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Vascular risk checks in the UK: strategic challenges for implementation

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  • Competing interests: KCRP is clinical lead for Staying Healthy and Lead for the CVD Strategy for West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, a member of NICE guideline groups on smoking cessation, chest pain and cardiovascular prevention, a member of the National Heart Forum which focuses on prevention of CVD and a steering group member of the Cardio and Vascular Coalition. RM is a member of NICE guideline groups on Lipid Modification and Familial Hyperlipidaemia. PG is a member of the NICE Guideline group for Lipid Modification and cardiovascular prevention. KK has received funding from Department of Health for a diabetes screening and intervention study, an NIHR diabetes prevention programme grant and advised the UK National Screening Committee on the Vascular Risk Assessment Programme. RC is screening lead for Department of Health West Midlands and co-lead for the CVD Strategy. KCRP, RM, PG and KK are members of the South Asian Health Foundation, which is a stakeholder to several NICE guidelines.