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Pulse ‘statin shock’ story dominates nationals

Pulse ‘statin shock’ story dominates nationals

12 May, 2016 08:19 AM

A Pulse exclusive revealing hundreds of thousands of patients have been given an incorrect cardiovascular risk estimation has made the front pages of the nationals today.

Pulse has learnt that the 2,500 practices using the SystmOne IT system are having lists sent to them of around 20 patients per partner who may need to be taken off statins, or be put on them, after their risk is recalculated.

The lists being sent to practices only go back to October 2015, but practices will be sent further lists potentially dating back to 2009 over the next few weeks.

A statement from MHRA to Pulse said: 'An investigation has been launched into a digital calculator used by some GPs to assess the potential risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients. We are working closely with the company responsible for the software to establish the problem and address any issues identified.’


Coverage includes The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Sun, BBC News and The Times.

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