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

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.

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.

Upcoming Meetings

29 June 2015
Royal College of Physicians

This one-day conference, aimed at trainees, consultants and GPs, will provide delegates with a state of the art update on the science and clinical management of patients with hypertension. Designed to be clinically applicable, the programme will provide a convenient update in just one day, covering:

  • epidemiology and mechanisms
  • diagnosis and investigations
  • treatment with drugs and current devices
  • future drugs, devices, adherence and research

For more information: Click here

30 June 2015
RILD Centre, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter

Key Topics:

  • Patient Assessment & Investigation - NICE/BHS Guidelines
  • Nurse-led Care in Hypertension
  • Non-pharmacological Treatment & Lifestyle Advice
  • Drug Treatment of Hypertension
  • Workshop:  Clinic, Ambulatory & Home BP Monitoring
  • Hypertension in Diabetes
  • Hypertension in Renal Disease
  • Rapid Control of Hypertension
  • Specialist Hypertension Clinic

For information: click here


21 - 23 September 2015
Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon

Save the Date!

For information: Click here