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Below you will find links to a number of guidelines and protocols for treating high blood pressure and related conditions:


Blood pressure variability: British Hypertension Society statement 2010

“ ...everybody's blood pressure is variable and patients should not be alarmed by this. Further work is needed to define what is an acceptable level of variability and what might be considered extreme and thus worthy of further attention.” - extract from British Hypertension Society's statement on research into blood pressure variability and the risk of stroke. 

Link to the full statement


International Society of Hypertension pocket guidelines 2007

World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension pocket guidelines for Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk 2007.

Link to guidelines


NICE guidelines 2006 (updated 2011)

Summary of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines: Hypertension: management of hypertension in adults in primary care

Link to guidelines


Royal College of Physicians and Renal Association guidelines 2006

Guidelines from the Royal College of Physicians and Renal Association (2006) on Chronic Kidney Disease in adults: UK guidelines for identification, management and referral.

Link to guidelines


British Hypertension Society guidelines 2004 (updated 2006 and 2011)

Summary and full text versions of the British Hypertension Society guidelines (2004-2006): The BHS Guidelines Working Party Guidelines for Management of Hypertension: Report of the Fourth Working Party of the British Hypertension Society, 2004 - BHS IV.

These guidelines have been superseded by the 2011 NICE guideline produced in collaboration with the BHS. 

Link to guidelines


World Health Organization statement 2003

Abstract and full text of World Health Organization (WHO)/International Society of Hypertension (ISH) statement on management of hypertension (2003).

Link to statement




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