Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It’s usually associated with build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots.

CVD health checks

Free CVD health checks are available at your Halton GP practices, if you are between the ages of 40-74 years old and you've not had a health check in the last 5 years.

CVD health check tests include checks on; blood pressure, lipid levels, diabetes, and creatinine levels. Contact your GP surgery today for more information.

For further information about the main types of CVD and their causes, please visit NHS website

For further information about the following Halton CVD preventative services, please speak to your GP practice.

  • Atrial fibrillation tests
  • ECG/ blood pressure monitoring in general practice
  • Healthy Living Pharmacies (community pharmacy)
  • Heart age monitors (public venues e.g. Runcorn Town Hall)
  • National Diabetes Prevention Programme (Type 2 diabetes only)
  • Exercise referral schemes
  • Think wellbeing services (mental health)
  • Stop smoking services

CVD Acute and Specialist Services

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cardiology Department

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals website

Contact - 01925 662335

St Helens Cardiology Department

NHS England website

Contact – Switchboard 0151 426 1600

WHHFT Stroke Service

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals website

Contact: Switchboard 01925 635911

Whiston StrokeServices

NHS England website

Contact – switchboard 0151 426 1600

Acute (Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Uni Hospitals NHS Trust)

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals website 

Contact - Switchboard – 0151 706 2000

Lipid clinics currently available across Cheshire and Merseyside in the following areas:

Southport, Aintree, Liverpool, Wirral, Chester, Leighton, Macclesfield and Warrington.

Paediatric clinic available at Alder hey Hospital.

Stethoscope and heart