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.
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
Our support focuses on three areas:
Finding new previously undiagnosed cases in the community e.g. through opportunistic health checks
Reviewing treatment options for patients who are not controlled for hypertension
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.”
Explore our hypertension resources