HC Deb 01 July 1993 vol 227 cc615-6W
Mr. Kevin Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by(a) Trent regional health authority and (b) Doncaster health authority towards achieving the targets set by "The Health of the Nation" on coronary heart disease.

Mr. Sackville

"The Health of the Nation" is a long term strategy and the national health service management executive is working closely with regional health aurthorities—RHAs—on setting and monitoring robust and achievable "Health of the Nation" targets.

Trent RHA have undertaken a health lifestyles survey which provided baseline data on risk factors in local communities and this will assist in targeting management action. The region has started to address coronary heart disease by issuing guidance identifying the potential for investment in improving health and this will help to target resources.

Health promotion programmes in Doncaster in 1993–94 will concentrate on the risk factors of cigarette smoking, nutrition and physical activity in collaboration with schools, workplaces and the voluntary sector, and with general practitioners. Clinical protocols are being developed for the prevention and management of coronary disease.

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