HC only - FH-the challenge to find and treat

FH - The Challenge to Find and Treat - View a series of podcasts on familial hypercholesterolemia from the BJC. Register here to view more podcasts from the BJC.

Fact sheets
Fact sheets

HEART UK has produced a range of diet and medical fact sheets for you to use and refer to.


NICE Guidelines

HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity - welcomes NICE Guidance on the diagnosis, management and treatment of dyslipidaemia.

Guideline CG71 – Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity – has been at the forefront in promoting awareness of FH and supporting those individuals and families who are affected. The 2008 NICE guidance – the first national guidance for this condition – details how primary and secondary care organisations can better identify and manage people with FH. HEART UK’s FH toolkit is available to support the implementation of the NICE guidance.

Guideline CG181: Cardiovascular risk assessment and the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

This guideline updates and replaces the previous NICE guideline on lipid modification (CG67) which was published in September 2008.  It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people at risk of cardiovascular disease and people who have had previous cardiovascular disease. It also updates and replaces some recommendations from the NICE guidelines on type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and statins for the prevention of cardiovascular events. The guideline will be reviewed in September 2016.   Click here to link to the full guideline.  

There is also a user friendly guide entitled "information for the public", and a patient decision aid to help those who have been considered for a statin under the "tools and resources" section

Guidelines in Practice - one hour webinar

​Guidelines in Practice presents a one hour webinar to support the implementation of the NICE Clinical Guideline (CG181).  The webinar will review key changes to the updated NICE Clinical Guideline, provide a GP perspective on implementing best practice and consider how the JBS3 guidance works alongside the updated guideline.  Speakers include Dr Dermot Neely, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor Mike Kirby, visiting Professor Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire.  

To register to view this on- demand one hour webinar, please click on the link below:

Guidelines in Practice webinar

SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

SIGN develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service in Scotland.

Website: www.sign.ac.uk for further information or click here 

Heart disease guidelines available here which are currently under review.