High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the third biggest risk factor for premature death and disability in England after smoking and poor diet (Public Health England). Is it also closely linked to inequality: people from the most deprived areas in England are 30% more likely than the least-deprived areas to have high blood pressure.

Our hypertension offer

At Imperial College Health Partners we have been working closely with the North West London ICB to support primary care networks (PCNs) to proactively manage their hypertensive patients by

    • Supporting PCNs to review their population data and act on it
    • Sharing insights from patient engagement on how patients want to manage their hypertension
    • Organising and signposting to training workshops on topics relevant to hypertension management and case finding
    • Providing resources for self-directed learning
    • Supporting implementation at PCNs through hands-on support where possible



Our support focuses on three areas:


1. Detection

Finding new previously undiagnosed cases in the community e.g. through opportunistic health checks

2. Protection

Reviewing treatment options for patients who are not controlled for hypertension

3. Perfection

Using risk stratification searches to identify patients who need to be prioritised for management

“The risk stratification searches were really helpful and the general discussions we have been having and signposting has been useful as well.”

Pharmacist, Ealing

Explore our hypertension resources


Learn more about the UCLP hypertension framework

NHS Futures Guidance on using the UCLPartners Proactive Frameworks

Explore the UCLP Implementation guide

Download the ICHP Hypertension Resource Pack

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