FH medway report
Finding FH in GP practices Medway

80-90% of Familial Hypercholesterolemia​ (FH) cases remain undiagnosed. Two simple interventions improved diagnosis of genetic inherited high cholesterol in one CCG. Could your CCG establish a similar Familial Hypercholesterolemia programme? 

 

Our work in primary care

HEART UK works across primary care to support healthcare professionals in the identification and treatment of all lipid disorders. We are undertaking a number of projects to support GPs and nurses around the country to better identify and treat FH patients, and work closely with key clinicians to produce a range of education materials on the subject.

PCCJ articles
We have developed a series of articles on FH authored by leading clinicians within the field. These have featured in the PCCJ and on their website and can be found below:

It’s not just a high cholesterol level, it can be an indicator of genetic disorder.

The importance of early diagnosis: how to identify patients with FH for diagnosis and referral 

The management of familial hypercholesterolaemia

Why do we need new options for managing FH?  

The report Systematically identifying Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in Primary Care is a useful resource, and follows the successful audit conducted by NHS Medway CCG to identify FH patients. A BMJ Informatica case study of the audit is also available to read here.