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

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.

The Joint UK Societies Working Group on Renal Denervation
Initial response to the Medtronic Symplicity HTN3 announcement January 2014

BHS is a member of the Joint UK Societies and has worked with the other Societies to produce the Statement. Click on the link above to view.

BHS Press Release 26 November 2013:

Sodium in Effervescent, Dispersible and Soluble Medicines Puts Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Educational Resource Video for ABPM

Please click here to visit the Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring resources page and view the new Educational Resource Video for ABPM.


 BHS has now joined Facebook

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BHS Hypertension Specialist Recognition

Following the introduction of the Hypertension Module to the JRCPTB curriculum for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the BHS Executive Committee is pleased to consider applications from trainees who have successfully completed the module and others who  completed their training prior to the introduction of the module, for BHS Hypertension Specialist recognition. Click here for more information. 

Upcoming Meetings

26 June 2014
Royal College of Physicians, London

Royal College of Physicians in Association with the British Hypertension Society

This one-day conference will provide the latest information on novel management strategies for the treatment of resistant hypertension. Delegates will leave the conference informed of the exciting new treatment options now becoming available for these patients through stepped pharmacological therapy, interventional strategies and enhanced diagnostic techniques for patients with secondary hypertension.

The interactive programme will present practical information designed to be applicable to clinical practice – highlights include:

  • Treatment challenges.
  • Secondary causes of hypertension - the potential for cure.
  • Blood pressure and obesity - new treatment strategies.
  • Blood pressure in diabetes - translational opportunities for protecting the micro-circulation.
  • Genetics of hypertension – new targets for pharmacological treatment.

Booking is now open.

Who should attend:

  • Cardiology consultants and trainees.
  • Clinical pharmacology consultants and trainees.
  • Primary care specialists.

For information: Click here

2 July 2014
Core Technology Facility, University of Manchester

NB New Date - Wednesday 2 July 2014

The British Hypertension Society is delighted to announce its 16th Masterclass.  The programme focuses on Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity and is aimed at Consultants, GPs and especially SpRs.  The Masterclass Programme traditionally attracts CPD accreditation from the RCP.

Highlights of the programme to include:

  • Introduction to obesity related hypertension
  • Management of lipids
  • Surgical interventions
  • Assessment of target organ damage in the eye & nerves
  • Drug related therapy
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Obesity & obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Pathophysiological mechanisms

For more information and registration details click here

22 - 23 September 2014
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Put the date in your diary now!

Abstract Deadline 11 April 2014

Online registration now open

For further details please click here.