Resources for Primary Care

To support the optimisation of lipid management, as part of our broader work to reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), we have created a number of educational resources for healthcare professionals working in primary care which can be downloaded below.

We will also be hosting events over the coming months and we’re always happy to provide additional education events. If you’re a healthcare professional in the North East and North Cumbria and would like us to present at your event or meeting please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


Lipid Lowering and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

This will help practices with the PCN DES 2022/23.

Download the SOP.

Handbook for Lipid Optimising

The purpose of this document is to provide a reference for primary care to help support the implementation of lipid optimisation.

Download the handbook.

Template letters

Please click the below links to download the letters.

Guidelines include information across the whole of the lipid pathway including FH.

Professor Ahmet Fuat – introducing inclisiran into the Lipid Management Pathway

In this video for GPs and healthcare professionals, GP, Professor Ahmet Fuat, describes using the novel therapy Inclisiran in the lipid management pathway for the first patients in the North East and North Cumbria.

Dr Phil Jennings – Inclisiran explained: an innovative new treatment for people at risk of cardiovascular disease

In this video for GPs and healthcare professionals, Dr Phil Jennings, Chief Officer of the Innovation Agency and AHSN Network Lead for the Rapid Uptake Products, explains to Caroline Kenyon how the treatment works.


Practice Nurse 2022 – A new lipid pathway: its relevance for primary care

The British Journal of cardiology – New opportunity for cholesterol lowering: inclisiran

The British Journal of cardiology -Inclisiran: testing a population health management methodology to implement a novel lipid treatment

The British Journal of cardiology – Inclisiran: its clinical position in lipid management

Novartis resources

MIMS learning modules

Inclisiran learning & resources: HCP downloadable resources and HCP videos

Inclisiran: dosing and administration guide

How inclisiran works

PRESQuipp Webinar with Helen Williams (Consultant Pharmacist) – Lipid Lowering and the role of Inclisiran

Watch the recording


Educational resources regarding the secondary care administered PCSK9i drug:

An animated, 2 minute video for patients explaining what is FH has been developed in collaboration with Heart UK, their ambassadors and the Northern Genetics Service.

HEART UK has partnered with the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and the Academic Health Science (AHSN) Network to provide a comprehensive and varied education programme for healthcare professionals.

View the Tackling Cholesterol Together resources.

Available to access by all NHS staff. If access is required, please email [email protected]

The current workspace has developed over time and can be challenging to navigate. There is a new workspace for novel therapies currently under construction, so navigation is clearer and more intuitive. The current workspace includes:

  • Library of evidence
  • Child parent screening resources
  • Library of educational materials
  • AHSN Introduction to Inclisiran

Education resources

Primary Care Cardiology Society (PCCS) website – CVD academy (FREE sign up available for any HCP)

British Journal of Cardiology: Lipids e-learning modules Sign up for free on website; 4 modules and an overview (5 CPD credits)

Patient resources

Cardiovascular diet checklist from Heart UK  Use this diet checklist to help you and your patient assess the quality of their diet and identify which improvements could be made to help optimise cholesterol-lowering and heart health. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.


British Journal of Cardiology – Conversations on cholesterol: evaluating the role of LDL-cholesterol reduction in ASCVD

Please check back for for forthcoming events which will have a focus on any of the elements of the lipid pathway.

You can also find out about upcoming events on our events page and recordings of previous events on our Youtube channel, which also hosts a number of resources as mentioned above.

Find out more

We’re always happy to provide additional education events. If you’re a healthcare professional in the North East and North Cumbria and would like us to present at your event or meeting please contact Kat[email protected] or [email protected]