For health professionals: familial hypercholesterolaemia

For a detailed explanation of familial hypercholesterolaemia and more information on referral criteria please review the NICE guidelines on Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia.

GP referrals 

In line with national requirements, all referrals from NHS GPs need to be made using the e-Referral System (eRS), with the exception of GPs located in regions not connected to the NHS eRS. The UHS clinical genetics FH service is listed under ‘Genetics - familial hypercholesterolaemia’ on eRS.

If you require advice on how to upload referral documentation to eRS or have any queries related to the eRS system, please call 0300 123 5678 or email

Non-GP referrals (or GP referrals outside of eRS regions)

Please use our referral form and send referrals via secure email to from another email account to remain secure. Alternatively, post to:

Wessex clinical genetics service
G level, mailpoint 627
Princess Anne Hospital
Coxford Road
SO16 5YA