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Find the latest news and research stories from the world of high blood pressure.

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Blood pressure news


Celebrate World Hypertension Day on October 17th
15 October 2020

Join us in promoting better blood pressure control for a long and healthy life

COVID-19 and high blood pressure
30 September 2020

What does coronavirus mean for people with high blood pressure? Our Hypertension Nurse Specialist, Nirmala, answers your questions 

The future of salt reduction and lowering population blood pressure
30 September 2020

UK's leading salt reduction policy in jeopardy following closure of Public Health England, which could result in a potential rise in population blood pressure 

We call for home blood pressure monitors on prescription for Know Your Numbers! Week 2020
30 September 2020

Charity Calls for Home Blood Pressure Monitors to be Available on Prescription – a ‘Game Changer’ to Take the Pressure off the NHS and Save Lives

Staying healthy while staying home
7 September 2020

While our lifestyles are different to usual, now’s the time to take extra care with your health. We’ve put together these ideas to help

Register to take part in Know Your Numbers! Week 2020
14 August 2020

It’s time to register to become a Pressure Partner or Patient Ambassador for this year’s Know Your Numbers! Week, taking place from 7-13 September 2020

Book your place for Issues & Answers Live
13 August 2020

New realities – new solutions. The 2020 virtual conference, exhibition and networking event.

How can we support you more in future?
28 April 2020

Tell us in our Focus on the Future survey

Test out a new blood pressure app from the University of Cambridge
16 April 2020

Could you test out a new android app from your own home to help improve blood pressure care?

Major new studies show huge benefits of eating less salt
12 April 2020

Two evidence reviews clearly demonstrate that a stricter salt reduction strategy would lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, strokes and other diseases

Would you like to test our new website?
12 April 2020

Our new website is almost ready to go live, can you help us test it out?

Announcing the all new, highly interactive conference for primary care professionals
12 April 2020

Register now for the 2020 Issues & Answers in Primary Care Today conference – CVplus: Because CVD is never alone

“It ain’t doing your health or your wallet any good”
12 April 2020

We featured on BBC 2’s Trust me I’m a doctor in a particularly salty episode

Our comment on the 2018-29 NDNS report for salt intakes in England
26 March 2020

Blood Pressure UK comments on Public Health England’s latest report on salt intakes in adults

Response to Public Health England’s Proposed Salt Targets
26 March 2020

Blood Pressure UK response to the 2023 Salt Reduction Targets 

Covid-19 advice for high blood pressure patients
16 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for high blood pressure patients taking ACE inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)

Salt Awareness Week 2020
10 March 2020

‘Healthy’ plant based meals drowning in salt as Action on Salt calls for Government to get tough on the eating out sector

Square default logo Good sleep could help lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes
2 February 2020

New research based on data from the UK biobank suggests a role of sleep in good heart health 

Square default logo Even a little running protects you from heart disease and cancer death
2 February 2020

This winter, two new studies suggest a positive effect of running on heart health.

Square default logo Lower blood pressure targets in adults over 80 lowers risk of heart disease
2 February 2020

Research shows that intensive blood pressure lowering in adults over 80 years old lowers the risk of heart disease but raises the risk of kidney damage 

Dr Nikolai Sergeyevich Korotkov The forgotten hero of hypertension, Dr Nikolai Sergeyevich Korotkov
1 February 2020

He was a pioneer who changed the face of medicine but was almost forgotten to history. We share the story of this unsung hero, Dr Nikolai Sergeyevich Korotkov, 1874-1920

Win an Arsenal FC Home Shirt Win an Arsenal FC Home Shirt
31 January 2020

For your chance to take home your very own Arsenal Shirt, simply tell us your favourite fitness or healthy living tip by the end of March

Salt in bacon Astonishing amounts of salt in bacon exposed
31 January 2020

Campaigners say “enough is enough” as survey reveals two rashers of bacon can contain as much salt as eight packets of crisps

Salt Awareness Week 2020 Get ready for Salt Awareness Week 2020
31 January 2020

Salt Awareness Week (9-15th March 2020) is fast approaching, and now more than ever we hope to have your continued support with the campaign

Square default logo When is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?
23 October 2019

Day or night - when is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

Square default logo Rising level of hypertension in kids
7 October 2019

Twice as many children worldwide now have high blood pressure than they did in 2000 amid global obesity crisis

Know your numbers week 2019 2 Know Your Numbers! Week 2019 takes over the airwaves
6 October 2019

We had so much support for Know Your Numbers! Week this year we almost couldn’t believe it

Square default logo Please Ask the Department of Health for Better Salt Targets NOW
6 October 2019

We have the opportunity to fight for stronger commitments from the Government when it comes to preventing unnecessary deaths and disability, and we need your help!

Square default logo Young adulthood emerges as a key time for good health in later life
5 October 2019

High blood pressure and cholesterol in your 20s and 30s are linked to heart attacks and strokes later on, according to new research

Square default logo Polypill prevents a third of heart attacks and strokes
5 October 2019

A single tablet combining medicines for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood clots prevented a third of heart attacks and strokes in a new study in the Middle East 

Square default logo Time for a quick power nap
5 October 2019

New research shows that one or two naps a week could do wonders for your heart health – but no more than that! 

Square default logo New survey shows the UK is still addicted to salt
4 October 2019

New survey reveals Brits are so addicted to salt, we even add it to takeaways 

Food Matters Live 2019 Discover the latest food innovations at Food Matters Live 2019
4 October 2019

See the latest in sustainable nutrition at this year’s Food Matters Live event  

Square default logo NHS England launch heart health checks in pharmacies
4 October 2019

The NHS has launched a plan for high street pharmacies to offer free blood pressure checks to customers to prevent heart disease and stroke

Square default logo Know Your Numbers! Week 2019 - Live well for longer
10 September 2019

Should YOU be Living Well for Longer? Blood Pressure UK Urges the ‘Missing Millions’ to Get Tested as Part of a Nationwide Campaign

Square default logo The Updated NICE Guidelines Don't Go Far Enough
29 August 2019

UK health experts aim to make blood pressure medicines more available, but is it enough?  

Square default logo The cost of convenience
8 August 2019

Two major new studies show that ultra-processed foods are clearly linked to dying young

Square default logo New evidence review supports salt reduction in diet guidelines
21 July 2019

A new research review finds that eating less salt is linked to lower death rates while vitamin supplements tend to have no effect 

Square default logo Heart disease and stroke deaths on the rise in younger people
21 July 2019

New figures show that while stroke and heart disease deaths are falling overall, they’re on the rise in younger people 

Graham MacGregor A year of recognition for Blood Pressure UK
18 July 2019

Chairman Professor MacGregor and Trustee Professor Caulfield are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and supporter Feng. He becomes a Professor

Live well for longer, Know Your Numbers!
18 July 2019

This year’s Know Your Numbers! Week is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life  

Square default logo Join us at Food Matters Live 2019
18 July 2019

See the latest healthy food and drinks innovations at this year’s showcase, and upgrade your nutrition knowledge with the new Food Matters Training

Katya Fowler The surprising truth about liquorice
18 July 2019

New video by Broadcast Journalism student exposes the little-known effect of liquorice on blood pressure 

Issues and Answers Join us at the Issues & Answers conference this November
18 July 2019

Get the latest in cardiovascular disease and diabetes care at the UK’s leading primary care conference. Attendance is free for the first 200 to register.

When you have your blood pressure measured, you will be given two numbers, systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom). Once you know your numbers, you can use our blood pressure chart to see what they mean and if your blood pressure is in the healthy range.

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This year's campaign will take place from 7-13 September. It's all about knowing your blood pressure at home to feel in control. Home blood pressure monitoring gives you one less thing to worry about. Don't miss your chance to take part in the UK's biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.

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