Raised Cholesterol


If you are found to have raised cholesterol you will receive a text, letter or email from us inviting you for an annual blood test to re-check your cholesterol.


If you have please book an appointment at your earliest convenience.


  • Raised or high cholesterol is when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood.

  • It's mainly caused by eating fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. It can also run in families.

  • You can lower your cholesterol by eating healthily and getting more exercise. Some people also need to take medicine.

  • Too much cholesterol can block your blood vessels. It makes you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke.

  • High cholesterol does not cause symptoms. You can only find out if you have it from a blood test.


For information on how to lower your cholesterol please click here