This is despite a sub-study of 249 GPs showing that 91 per cent view JBS2 guidance to be important for good clinical practice.
Of the 404 GPs questioned, time was perceived to be the biggest restriction to CV screening, followed by achieving patient appointments, administration costs and a lack of specific reimbursement.
Moreover, 57 per cent of GPs said that inclusion in the quality framework was the best way of ensuring comprehensive CV screening.
The survey was commissioned by the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS), Primary Care Diabetes Society and the cholesterol charity Heart UK.
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