The British Hypertension Society is the forum for professionals working in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the UK and Ireland.  The Society comprises doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers specialising in the delivery of care in hypertension and allied fields, together with clinicians and scientists in the forefront of cardiovascular research. 

The Society provides a broad spectrum of scientific and educational activities. These include the production and regular updating of internationally renowned guidelines for the management of hypertension; an Information Service for healthcare professionals; a Validation Service for manufacturers of blood pressure monitors; coordinating collaborative research into aspects of hypertension and cardiovascular risk; and holding scientific meetings covering all aspects of research and the delivery of care related to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

An Annual Scientific Meeting is held every September at a University campus in the UK or Ireland.

Latest News

BHS PATHWAY Research Studies

The results of the three PATHWAY studies have been presented at the BHS Annual Scientific Meeting on Wednesday 23 September 2015.  PATHWAYS 2 and 3 were also presented at the recent ESC meeting. PATHWAY 2 has been published in The Lancet on Monday 21 September and PATHWAY 3 has been published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology on Friday 16 October.  Click on each study to read the press release:

Monotherapy vs combination therapy for initial treatment

Optimal therapy of resistant hypertension

Optimal vs combination diuretic with low-renin hypertension


Joint UK Societies Consensus Statement on Renal Denervation

The heading above links to the article published by Heart in November 2014


Tackling High Blood Pressure: From Evidence into Action

18 November 2014

Public Health England and a number of partners across local and national government, the health service, voluntary sector and academia, including the BHS, have come together with the ambition of improving the prevention, early detection and management of high blood pressure in England.  The new group has published an action plan setting out the steps towards emulating the success of other countries, such as the US and Canada. Click here for full details


 Free Resources on Home BP Measurement for healthcare professionals

The BHS and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester have produced a series of free, evidence based home blood pressure monitoring resources for healthcare professionals. Click here for further details.


NICE Clinical Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

NICE published it’s Atrial Fibrillation guideline on 18 June 2014.  Please click here to see the BHS response to the recommendations.

QOF Hypertension Targets

The BHS and BP UK have written jointly to NICE and the Department of Health to raise our serious concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Quality Outcome Framework hypertension indicators proposed for 2014/15.  Click here to read the letter.


Upcoming Meetings

8 - 10 February 2016
University of Birmingham

For information: Click here

19 - 21 September 2016
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Put the dates in your diary now!

More information to follow