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GPs want PCTs to pick CV risk tool

9th April 2010

Primary care cardiology experts have called on primary care trusts to agree which cardiovascular risk tool should be used locally.

The call follows the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to withdraw its support for Framingham as the tool of choice. However, NICE has stopped short of explicitly recommending QRISK as a replacement in an update to its lipid management guidance. Whitby GP Dr Terry McCormack, one of the editors of the British Journal of Cardiology, said PCTs now need to get some consensus on which tool should be used locally.

 

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