Hypertension Guidelines 2011

Produced in a collaboration between the British Hypertension Society and NICE


The statement following the links below was produced by the British Hypertension Society to launch the new guideline in August 2011

Link to NICE Hypertension Guideline Page: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG127

Full Version of the Hypertension Guideline: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG127/NICEGuidance/pdf/English

Quick Reference Guide: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG127/QuickRefGuide/pdf/English

Understanding NICE Guidance: A Summary for Patients and Carers: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG127/PublicInfo/pdf/English

NICE has developed the following tools to assist with implementation:

  • Slides highlighting key messages for local discussion.
  • Costing tools:

-    costing report to estimate the national savings and costs associated with implementing the ABPM recommendations

-    costing template to estimate the local costs and savings involved in implementing the ABPM recommendations.

  • Audit support, including electronic audit tool for monitoring local practice.
  • Baseline assessment tool to help you identify which areas of practice may need more support, decide on clinical audit topics and prioritise implementation activities.
  • Clinical case scenarios to illustrate how the recommendations from the guideline can be applied to the care of patients presenting to primary care.
  • Implementation advice on how to increase capacity for ABPM in order to facilitate implementation of the ABPM recommendations in practice.