Lipids and cholesterol


The Royal Free Lipid Clinic provides access to specialist investigations and treatments along with cardiovascular risk factor management.

The main lipid clinics at the Royal Free Hospital are at:

  • Clinic 2 on a Monday afternoon
  • Clinic 5 on a Thursday morning

We also run:

Outreach Lipid Clinic

The Outreach Lipid Clinic is held at Edgware Community Hospital every Friday afternoon to improve our patients’ access to the lipid clinic service.

HIV Lipid Clinic

People living with HIV may experience high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides as a side-effect of their medications. This service helps people on antiretroviral drugs to manage the risk associated with having high lipids.


Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • The Royal Free Hospital

    The team is based within Blood Sciences, however, the clinical service is run from the outpatients department on the first floor of the Royal Free hospital.

    Pond Street


    NW3 2QG

    Lipid clinics secretary

    Telephone: 020 7794 0500

    Ext: 35083

    Family support centre/Clinical Nurse Specialists 020 7317 7723 (Direct Line)

    020 7317 7723

Hospital locations


Referral details

We regret we cannot see patients without an appointment. Referrals to the Lipid Clinic team can be made via a GP or a hospital doctor (for in-patients). Electronic referrals from a GP may be made through the ‘NHS e-Referral Service’ system.

If you have any general enquiries about cholesterol or cardiovascular risk, please contact the Clinical Nurse Specialists. Please note this is for clinical enquiries only.

For administration enquiries, please contact the secretary.

The Team

  • Consultant

  • Dr Devaki Nair

    Dr Devaki Nair

    Consultant Chemical Pathologist  and Clinical Lead for Clinical biochemistry Royal Free hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital

    Clinical Lead for Lipids and CVD Prevention

    Director SAS...

    Phone number: 020 7472 6694 ext 35083

    Email address:

    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7794 0500 extension 35082 or 35083

    PA/secretary email address:

    Private practice phone number: 07518 530 406

    Private practice email address:

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