Statins: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice is available from the NHS on the use of statins for people under 16 years of age.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for assessing new technologies and interventional procedures, as well as producing guidelines for best practice of treatment and care.

Recommendations on the use of statins for people under 16 years of age have been published under NICE guidance “Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management”.

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