Cholesterol: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Conservative, Ashfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 64346 on Cholesterol: Screening, when cholesterol checks will resume.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In 2020/21 the Quality and Outcomes Framework has continued to incentivise general practice to undertake cholesterol checks on individuals prescribed a statin and those with diabetes. There has not been any recommendation that general practice should not undertake a cholesterol check where it is clinically indicated.

The NHS Health Check prevention programme has resumed in many areas. Between July and September 2020, 41,525 people had a NHS Health Check, which includes a cholesterol test.

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