Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21 June 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia.

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

Public Health England develops best practice guidance for the NHS Health Check programme. NHS Health Checks help identify people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and also raise awareness of the condition by ensuring those with a cholesterol level of 7.5mmol/L or higher, or a family history of a cardiac event under the age of 60, are referred for FH assessment. In the first five years of the NHS Health Check programme, 6,864,964 of the eligible population have received a check.

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