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Helen Williams

Helen Williams

National Specialty Adviser for CVD Prevention, NHSEI, Consultant Pharmacist, SEL CCG

Helen is the National Speciality Adviser for CVD Prevention at NHSE&I and is working on delivery of the CVD ambitions for AF, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in line with the Long-Term Plan. Helen has worked as a CVD specialist for more than 25 years in hospital, community, and primary care settings. She led on the development and implementation of consensus evidence-based CVD guidance for use across South London covering a population of 3.6million and supports local practitioners through education and training, guideline implementation, clinical audit, service development and provision of virtual or face to face clinics. She was clinical adviser to the national AF AHSN programme and developed the pharmacist-led virtual clinic model to optimise uptake of anticoagulation in AF, which is now being spread nationally through the NHSE AF demonstrator programme. She is currently working at UCLP on the development and implementation of long-term conditions packages designed to support primary care in the post COVID-19 environment.