GP Information Sessions: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in Primary Health Care
The Lishman Health Foundation, together with Global Diagnostics, held two GP Information Sessions in Bunbury and Busselton this month to provide GPs with an accessible overview of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and how to identify and manage it in general practice.
The sessions addressed previously identified GP knowledge gaps on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and outlined the resources available to South West GPs to identify and manage their own patients with this condition. Importantly it also addressed the issue of how to manage family members of affected individuals who have yet to be diagnosed. This information will lead into a new regional public awareness campaign for FH which will be disseminated in October 2018.
Professor Gerald Watts and Dr Andrew Kirke presented at the Bunbury GP Information Session on Friday the 24th August at the South West Health Campus. Dr Allison Morton and Dr Andrew Kirke were the presenters at the Busselton session held on Wednesday the 29th August at the Busselton Health Campus.
The Lishman Health Foundation would like to thank the presenters for supporting this initiative, as well as Global Diagnostics for coordinating the two information sessions.
This campaign has been created from the findings of a collaborative research project with:
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