18th September 2018

NIHR – Reminders help GPs to find and manage inherited cholesterol disorders

GPs and practice nurses assess more adults with inherited raised cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolaemia) when prompted by reminders. More patients have repeat cholesterol tests and assessments for heart disease, in line with NICE guidelines.

This NIHR-funded study used electronic health records from six GP practices to identify patients with total cholesterol greater than 7.5mmol/l. Reminder messages appeared when their records were opened during consultations and prompted GPs to carry out further assessments.

#GPPharmacists how can you help with this in your practices to raise awareness and to get involved??

Read on for the full study and for further information and details here:

https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000643/reminders-help-gps-to-find-and-manage-inherited-cholesterol-disorders

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