HEART UK FH Implementation Team (FHIT)

HEART UK is committed to supporting implementation of the NICE FH guideline to ensure that people at risk and all of their family members are identified and treated as necessary.

In August 2008, the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published a clinical guideline for the ‘Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)’ (CG71).

The charity formed the FHIT to fulfil this purpose, and campaigning on FH is critical to the work of HEART UK. Membership includes:

Dr Dermot Neely
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Newcastle, Co-Chair of FHIT

Dr David Milne
GP, Colchester, and GPSI in Cardiology, Co-Chair of FHIT

Dr Michelle Bishop
Education Development Officer, NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre

Dr Nigel Capps
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Shropshire

Michael Crozier
Chair of HEART UK Patients Committee

Dr David Preiss
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Metabolic Medicine BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre University of Glasgow

Prof Steve Humphries
BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, University College London

Dr Jonathan Morrell
GP, Hastings (past Chair of FHIT)

Clare Neuwirth
Lipid Specialist Nurse, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College

Ged Oliver
Network Development Manager, West Yorkshire Cardiovascular Network

Jules Payne
Chief Executive, HEART UK

Dr Henry Purcell
Senior Fellow in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital

Dr Alan Rees
Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Dr Bill Simpson
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, NHS Grampian

Dr Handrean Soran
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospital

Professor Ian Young
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University, Belfast

Jane Breen
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Cascade Nurse Specialist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kosta Manis
​Senior Partner, Bexley Medical Group, Bexley CCG Cardiology and MSK Lead

Melanie Watson
Genetic Counsellor, University Hospital, Southampton

Professor Christopher Byrne
Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Southampton

Mr Simon Williams
Head of Communications and Policy