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


British and Irish Hypertension Society (BHS)

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)
Website: http://www.bhsoc.org/
Administrative Officer:
Jackie Howarth, BIHS Administrative Officer
Clinical Sciences Building
Level 5
PO Box 65
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

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
Website: http://www.eshonline.org/

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
Website: http://www.ish-world.com/
Email: secretariat@ish-world.com
Telephone: 020 8979 8300
ISH Secretariat
Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd.
113-119 High Street
Hampton Hill
Middlesex
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
Website: http://www.nice.org.uk/
Email: nice@nice.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 003 7780
Midcity Place
71 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6NA

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
Website: http://www.pccs.org.uk/
Email: office@pccs.org.uk
Telephone: 0208 994 8775
36 Berrymede Road
LONDON
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
Website: http://www.worldhypertensionleague.org/
Email: whlsec@sfu.ca
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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