MORE than 80 strokes and heart attacks could be prevented in Warrington thanks to a new initiative.

It comes following the launch of the second phase of an NHS digital preventative remote care initiative.

The initiative, by Etc. – the digital and startup incubation hub of BT Group – is designed to prevent, detect, and manage cardiovascular disease through early monitoring and pre-emptive intervention.  

It identifies, monitors, and reduces risk of serious cardiovascular events and is delivered via a platform for clinicians to monitor patients remotely.

Patients can upload their vitals and biometrics from anywhere via an app.

It will now be rolled out across 26 GP practices among 228,000 people based in Warrington and it is estimated to prevent more than 80 strokes and heart attacks by shifting the NHS’ approach to care from reactive to preventative.

In total, the initiatives provides a direct contribution to the NHS’ Long Term Plan which outlines its ambition to prevent 150,000 strokes, heart attacks, and dementia cases over the next 10 years.

This plan builds on the principle that early intervention can reduce the risks of serious illnesses and create a more sustainable, equitable and cost-effective health service for all.

This announcement follows the success of Etc.’s first remote care pilot earlier this year in north west England which treated 1,090 eligible at-risk patients and potentially prevented 30 potential cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes within just seven months of implementing the solution.