Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Gene Testing One-Day Online Workshop - Dates for 2023

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Gene Testing

One-Day Online Workshop - Dates for 2023

The workshop is designed to support healthcare professionals (primary and secondary care) in developing their knowledge and skills in the care and management of patients and families with FH. 

Target attendees - any healthcare professional (including Pharmacy and Nursing) working within Primary or Secondary Care providing care to patients and families with FH: including Endocrinology, Lipidology, and Cardiology.

Introduction and Background - Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited condition which predisposes to extremely high cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. It is currently underdiagnosed, with only 10-15% of those affected believed to have been identified. Aggressive lipid-lowering treatment is crucial to improve cardiovascular outcomes, alongside ensuring that relevant family members are offered testing for the condition.

The following short videos produced by Heart UK provide a brief introduction:


Education and Training Opportunities - as part of the Genomic Medicine Service FH Transformation Project, the Education and Training Project Team have collaborated with Northumbria University to develop a one-day, online interactive workshop.  This workshop has been developed by and is delivered by Deborah Leetham, University of Northumbria and Mel Watson, Consultant Genetic Counsellor & Lead for Wessex FH Service.

Following a successful pilot - now offering these workshops free of charge.

Upcoming training dates: 7th March 2023, 18th April 2023, 23rd May 2023  and 11th July 2023.

If you would like to register or require further information, please contact corinnetrim@nhs.net