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The organisations listed below provide professional information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of high blood pressure and CVD.

British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS)

The British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS) is primarily a research and scientific organisation, though also provides information and guidelines for health professionals. The BIHS web site includes up-to-date information on high blood pressure for health professionals in the UK.

It also contains the following resources:

  • Hypertension management guidelines
  • Validated blood pressure monitor list
  • Blood pressure measurement: Recommendations and a tutorial
  • Courses and conferences within the field of hypertension
  • A list of referral centres throughout the UK for hypertension
Contact details

The British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS)

The BIHS holds an Annual Scientific Meeting in September.  Visit the BIHS Events website for details: 

British Journal of Primary Care Nursing (BJPCN) & Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal (PCCJ)

BJPCN and PCCJ are digital platforms for primary care nurses, GPs and healthcare professionals with a specific interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders. These free-access online educational resources publish regular review articles, case studies, back to basic wallcharts, CPD modules, clinical craft cards and newsletters for members. In addition members have access to the back catalogue and can choose to receive special ‘themed’ issues and supplements in print.

For more information and to sign up visit the websites: and   

BJPCN and PCCJ also host the annual Issues & Answers conference - The UK's leading Primary Care conference. Visit the Issues & Answers website for details:  

Contact details

Jane Boyle
Telephone: 01789 766098 

European Society of Hypertension (ESH)

The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) seeks to provide a stable and organised European platform for scientific exchange of information and ideas in high blood pressure among scientists and health professionals.

It holds conferences and supplies training and courses in many aspects of high blood pressure, its diagnosis and treatment.

Contact details

European Society of Hypertension

International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) seeks to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge in all aspects of research and its application to prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in high blood pressure and related cardiovascular diseases around the world.

It does this through providing researchers and healthcare professionals information on the latest research in high blood pressure and holding international conferences.

Contact details

International Society of Hypertension
Telephone: 020 8979 8300
ISH Secretariat
Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd.
113-119 High Street
Hampton Hill
TW12 1NJ

National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent UK organisation that provides national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in England and Wales.

The organisation has published a number of guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure.

Contact details

National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
Telephone: 0845 003 7780
Midcity Place
71 High Holborn

Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS)

The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) promotes high quality cardiovascular care in the primary care setting. Its aims are to improve the care and outcome of patients with cardiovascular disease through the exchange of knowledge, and the promotion amongst clinical practitioners of research, education and development relating to cardiovascular disease in general, and community cardiovascular medicine in particular.

Any clinical practitioner with an interest in community cardiovascular medicine can apply for membership.

Contact details

Primary Care Cardiovascular Society
Telephone: 0208 994 8775
36 Berrymede Road
W4 5JD

World Hypertension League

The objectives of the World Hypertension League are to promote the detection, control and prevention of arterial high blood pressure in populations. The World Hypertension League is a federation of leagues, societies, and other national bodies devoted to this goal.

Contact details

World Hypertension League
Dr. Arun Chockalingam
Secretary General
100-1260 Hamilton Street, Suite 52
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 2S8
Tel: +1-604-268-7176
Fax: +1-604-291-5927

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