Stroke Treatment - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 11:07 am ar 27 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 11:07, 27 Mawrth 2024

The noble Lord is quite right. Many noble Lords will have heard me echo Sir Chris Whitty’s words that his major concern about the whole Covid period was that people missed out on blood pressure and cardiovascular checks, which can be early-warning indicators. That is why we see prevention as a major leg of what we are trying to do, through having blood pressure checks and inviting everyone to have their health check every five years. What we are working on, and will be bringing out shortly, is greater use of digital for health checks, to do precisely what the noble Lord says.