15 June 2016
Following an investigation into the QRISK®2 Calculator in SystmOne run by TPP, code mapping errors were identified and as a precaution the tool was temporarily disabled. The MHRA have now confirmed that the problem has been fixed. The calculator is a predictive algorithm used to support medical practitioners, mainly in GP practices, to help assess the potential risk of cardiovascular disease in patients, as part of their overall evaluation.
As a result of this issue, patients may have received an incorrect QRISK2 score and this may have been overestimated or underestimated. The overall risk to the whole population of patients affected is low. GPs will contact patients who have had incorrect scores, identify those who may benefit from being reassessed and, if required, discuss different approaches individuals can take to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the meantime patients should continue to take their prescribed medication. If they have any questions then we would advise they speak to a nurse or doctor at their next routine review.