A nurse-led programme increases diagnosis and improves patient management
116 reviews were conducted on records of more than 1,500 patients. The proportion of patients unscreened and at risk reduced by 75%
- Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common disorder that carries a lifelong risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Early identification and effective management is critical to reduce the occurrence of CHD
- Our client wanted to improve awareness, education and early identification of FH
- Our Nurse Advisor worked with 47 practices to ensure patients would receive optimal management after assessment
- Their role was to audit patient records and assign a risk category to each patient, determining the appropriate pathway
- The programme included doctor assessments and patient reviews with the FH Nurse for education and discussion
- The Nurse Advisor Programme conducted 116 audits and reviewed 1,505 patients, of which 210 patients were invited for clinic visits, and 109 attended
- The prevalence of patients diagnosed with FH increased from one in 450 to one in 357. Following the programme, the proportion of patients at risk and unscreened reduced by 75% to 0.14%
- The Ashfield Nurse Advisor received 100% positive patient feedback
Approachability of Ashfield Nurse Advisor (Excellent)
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