Improving the detection and management of hypertension

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is the largest single risk for Cardiovascular Disease and it is implicated in half of all strokes and heart attacks. Therefore Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG – the commissioners for health care) is looking at several ideas to improve the detection and management of hypertension and are keen to work more closely with voluntary organisations.

Some of the ideas are: providing blood pressure (BP) monitoring in the community; training non-health individuals to take blood pressure and be able to provide lifestyle advice and signpost individuals to local services; holding BP testing events in local communities and a public awareness campaign.

As key voluntary organisations that want to make a difference to the quality of life for local people, the CCG team want to ask –

  • Do you think this is an area of work you may be interested in supporting?
  • Would you be willing to take part in BP training?
  • Are you aware of any related projects or initiatives in the community that this project could link into or needs to be aware of?
  • Any other ideas to improve detection and management of high blood pressure?

Please send your response to Hannah Jackson, Project Support Officer, Gloucestershire CCG at hannah.jackson1@nhs.net. If you would like to talk this through, please contact Gina Mann, Service Improvement Manager at gina.mann@nhs.net or tel 0300 421 1507.


March 20, 2018

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