Supporting General Practice to manage lipids according to the NICE-approved lipid management pathway

The updated NICE-approved lipid management pathway was published in December 2021 (and has been updated again since). New NHS England service requirements for Primary Care Networks for the management of lipids and identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia came into effect, reflecting the updated NICE guidance.

Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) is responsible for supporting the adoption of the updated lipid management pathway across the East of England. The AHSN commissioned SPH to carry out a survey of General Practices in the region to help understand and develop future support for practices. Alongside this, Eastern AHSN commissioned SPH to produce an evidence map identifying published evidence about the effectiveness of tools that assist in lipid management and familial hypercholesterolaemia identification.

You can read the reports here:

Lipid management tools_evidence map_for Eastern AHSN_two page summary

Lipid management tools_survey of GP practices_for Eastern AHSN 15th Aug 2022_final

Evidence Reviews
Non-invasively lengthened spinal rods for scoliosis
Rituximab for acquired haemophilia
Appraisal of screening for depression
Screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
Intravenous iron for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps
Occlusion of the left atrial appendage to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation
Management of eating disorders in children and young people: In-patient, specialist out-patient or community child and adolescent mental health services
Repair of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias in adults
Transformal epidural injections for the diagnosis and management of sciatica