NICE refuse to listen to doctors concerns on over prescribing Statins.
I have not been blogging much recently. One of the reasons is that I have been involved with a group of doctors and professors who have been fighting against the latest guidelines on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease which were due to be announced in July. We have had, as I knew, precisely no effect.
Here is the latest NICE guidance that was announced, today 18th July 2014. The committee having ignored any and all criticism:
Taking further steps to tackle the risk from heart attacks and strokes
NICE has today published its final updated guidance on the steps needed to prevent thousands of people from becoming ill and dying prematurely from heart attacks, strokes and peripheral arterial disease. NICE says doctors should consider many more people to be at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which causes 1 in 3 deaths in the UK (180,000 each year).
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