A stratified approach to cardiovascular disease

On 17 March 2016, the Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with NHS England, held a FORUM roundtable meeting to explore ‘Exemplar clinical pathways for a stratified approach to cardiovascular disease’.

Drawing together representatives from across the healthcare sector including commissioning bodies, clinicians, charities, academia and industry, the roundtable focused on the stratification of familial hypercholesterolaemia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome. Over the course of the afternoon, delegates discussed the clinical pathways for the different diseases and explored some of the barriers to implementation and uptake of a stratified approach. Discussions addressed systematic identification and stratification of patients, commissioning of diagnostics, alignment and coordination of services along the patient pathway, health economics and building capacity and capability, amongst other areas. A report of the meeting will be published in due course.

This meeting followed on from the roundtable held last December to explore stratification of diabetes, and these discussions will feed into the development of NHS England’s Personalised Medicine Strategy as well as the Academy’s work in this area.

To find out more about the Academy’s work on stratified medicine, please visit our policy project page.

The Academy of Medical Sciences’ FORUM was established in 2003 to catalyse connections across industry, academia and the healthcare sector. Since then, a range of FORUM activities and events have brought together researchers, research funders and research users from across academia, industry, government, and the charity, healthcare and regulatory sectors. Further information and details of future events can be found on the FORUM homepage

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