New NHS draft guidelines call for millions to be put on statins

Whilst death rates have been declining over recent years, cardiovascular disease is still the number 1 killer in the UK.  

In defence of this, people are given cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against heart attacks and strokes, 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says the scope for offering this treatment should be now widened to millions of people to save more lives.

NICE is now suggesting that people with as low as a one in 10 or 10% risk should be offered statins.

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MyWellbeingCheck is a new health and wellbeing tool from Healthy Performance.  Employees receive a ‘Wellbeing Risk’ which is calculated by the QRisk2 formula which identifies cardiovascular risk over the next 10 years – this software is used by the NHS and GP surgeries across the UK.