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Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20(suppl 1): S1–S16 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.s01

Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

Dr Terry McCormack, Dr Chris Arden, Dr Alan Begg, Professor Mark Caulfield, Dr Kathryn Griffith, Ms Helen Williams

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Familial hypercholesterolaemia –  a developing English scandal

April 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:54−5

Familial hypercholesterolaemia – a developing English scandal

Jonathan Morrell

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Findings Nearly 70% of eligible PCTs responded to this survey, with many PCTs admitting to a lack of formal planning for FH, and incomplete knowledge about relevant FH services. Looking at the results as a whole, I think it is safe to say that the failure to implement the guidelines at PCT level suggests that national guidance is not always given local priority. More than 40% of the respondents admitted to a shortage of specialist care for people with FH, including adults, children and pregnant women. A number of PCTs indicated that they face barriers to treating FH patients and these concerns need to be addressed immediately if the guidelin

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