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This indicator covers, in patients aged between 25 and 84 years, with a new diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes recorded in the preceding 12 months (excluding those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, familial hypercholesterolaemia or type 1 diabetes), who have a recorded cardiovascular risk assessment score of more than 20% in the preceding 12 months, the percentage who are currently treated with statins (unless there is a contraindication). It measures outcomes that reflect the quality of care or processes linked by evidence to improved outcomes.

Last reviewed: June 2023

Next review: March 2027

This indicator will be reviewed using the assessment criteria in Appendix B of the NICE indicators process guide when it reaches its review date or the underlying guidance is updated.

This indicator was previously published as NM133.

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  • showing progress that local health systems are making on outcomes.

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