- Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy monitoring - clinical pathway and commissioning policy for adults and children
- Patient information leaflet - Eye monitoring for patients taking hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine Please note - this information leaflet is currently under review in light of the updated clinical pathway and commissioning policy. For full advice or guidance in the meantime, please look to the new clinical pathway and commissioning policy or speak to your prescribing doctor.
- Referral form for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine retinopathy monitoring
- Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine shared care guidance
Lipids are types of fat that are transported in the bloodstream. They have several functions, including energy storage. Examples of lipids include cholesterol and triglycerides.
Having high levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ (LDL-cholesterol) and triglycerides can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, as can having low levels of ‘good cholesterol’ (HDL-cholesterol).
Lipid management for patients who already have cardiovascular disease, and for those who are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, is very important. Your GP or other health professional may treat your high cholesterol or high blood pressure in line with treatment guidance, depending on what’s right for you.
This lipid guidance and supporting information for clinicians has been agreed across West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. The lipid guidance, along with this treatment guidance for uncomplicated hypertension (high blood pressure) have been developed following extensive consultation with clinicians and other stakeholders including Public Health England, British Heart Foundation and our Local Pharmacy Committees.
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts website also holds a number of other clinical resources developed to support clinicians in preventing cardiovascular disease.
12 December 2019