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COVID-19 and high blood pressure

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

Date added: Monday, September 7, 2020


How can we support you more in future?

Tell us in our Focus on the Future survey

Date added: Tuesday, April 28, 2020


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

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

Date added: Thursday, April 16, 2020


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

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

Date added: Sunday, April 12, 2020


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

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

Date added: Sunday, April 12, 2020


Staying healthy while staying home

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

Date added: Monday, September 7, 2020


Would you like to test our new website?

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

Date added: Sunday, April 12, 2020


Major new studies show huge benefits of eating less salt

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

Date added: Sunday, April 12, 2020


Response to Public Health England’s Proposed Salt Targets

Blood Pressure UK response to the 2023 Salt Reduction Targets 

Date added: Thursday, March 26, 2020


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

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

Date added: Thursday, March 26, 2020


Covid-19 advice for high blood pressure patients

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

Date added: Monday, March 16, 2020


Salt Awareness Week 2020

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

Date added: Tuesday, March 10, 2020


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Lower blood pressure targets in adults over 80 lowers risk of heart disease

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 

Date added: Sunday, February 2, 2020


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Even a little running protects you from heart disease and cancer death

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

Date added: Sunday, February 2, 2020


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Good sleep could help lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes

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

Date added: Sunday, February 2, 2020


Dr Nikolai Sergeyevich Korotkov
The forgotten hero of hypertension, Dr Nikolai Sergeyevich Korotkov

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

Date added: Saturday, February 1, 2020


Salt in bacon
Astonishing amounts of salt in bacon exposed

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

Date added: Friday, January 31, 2020


Win an Arsenal FC Home Shirt
Win an Arsenal FC Home Shirt

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

Date added: Friday, January 31, 2020


Salt Awareness Week 2020
Get ready for Salt Awareness Week 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

Date added: Friday, January 31, 2020


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When is the best time to take your blood pressure medication?

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

Date added: Wednesday, October 23, 2019


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Rising level of hypertension in kids

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

Date added: Monday, October 7, 2019


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Please Ask the Department of Health for Better Salt Targets NOW

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!

Date added: Sunday, October 6, 2019


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

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

Date added: Sunday, October 6, 2019


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Time for a quick power nap

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

Date added: Saturday, October 5, 2019


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Polypill prevents a third of heart attacks and strokes

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 

Date added: Saturday, October 5, 2019


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Young adulthood emerges as a key time for good health in later life

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

Date added: Saturday, October 5, 2019


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NHS England launch heart health checks in pharmacies

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

Date added: Friday, October 4, 2019


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

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

Date added: Friday, October 4, 2019


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New survey shows the UK is still addicted to salt

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

Date added: Friday, October 4, 2019


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Know Your Numbers! Week 2019 - Live well for longer

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

Date added: Tuesday, September 10, 2019


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The Updated NICE Guidelines Don't Go Far Enough

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

Date added: Thursday, August 29, 2019


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The cost of convenience

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

Date added: Thursday, August 8, 2019


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Heart disease and stroke deaths on the rise in younger people

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

Date added: Sunday, July 21, 2019


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New evidence review supports salt reduction in diet guidelines

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

Date added: Sunday, July 21, 2019


Issues and Answers
Join us at the Issues & Answers conference this November

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.

Date added: Thursday, July 18, 2019


Katya Fowler
The surprising truth about liquorice

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

Date added: Thursday, July 18, 2019


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Join us at Food Matters Live 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

Date added: Thursday, July 18, 2019


Live well for longer, Know Your Numbers!

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

Date added: Thursday, July 18, 2019


Graham MacGregor
A year of recognition for Blood Pressure UK

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

Date added: Thursday, July 18, 2019


Register to take part in Know Your Numbers! Week 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

Date added: Friday, August 14, 2020


Book your place for Issues & Answers Live

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

Date added: Thursday, August 13, 2020


Know Your Numbers! Week 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

Date added: Monday, September 7, 2020