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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: Wednesday, September 30, 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 people with high blood pressure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with high blood pressure, including those taking blood pressure medicines 

Date added: Wednesday, January 6, 2021


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


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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


We call for home blood pressure monitors on prescription for 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: Wednesday, September 30, 2020


The future of salt reduction and lowering population blood pressure

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 

Date added: Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Know Your Numbers! Week goes online for 2020

This year’s Know Your Numbers! Week was a little different to usual, and we got the nation checking their blood pressure at home

Date added: Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Focussing on the future

The results of our member’s survey are in, and we’re incredibly grateful for your ideas and insights

Date added: Friday, October 9, 2020


Public Health England finally set new salt reduction targets

PHE have announced new salt reduction targets for food manufacturers across a range of products, but are they enough to lower our salt intakes?

Date added: Friday, October 9, 2020


Celebrate World Hypertension Day on October 17th

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

Date added: Thursday, October 15, 2020


Alcohol raises blood pressure in people with Type 2 Diabetes

New research shows that even drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is associated with high blood pressure in people with Type 2 Diabetes 

Date added: Monday, October 19, 2020


Does this animation help you understand your medicines?

Take part in a simple study from the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University to test out an imaginative new blood pressure animation

Date added: Wednesday, October 14, 2020


20 Years of Blood Pressure UK

A message from our Chairman, Professor Graham MacGregor CBE, in celebration of our 20th anniversary 

Date added: Wednesday, January 6, 2021


I hope someone will think, ‘if he can do it, I can do it’

Steve Rebus lost his sight at the age of just 24 due to high blood pressure, now he’s walking 250 miles during advent to raise money and awareness for Blood Pressure UK  

Date added: Tuesday, December 15, 2020


"That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done"

Steve completes his ten-Marathon walk for Blood Pressure UK after losing his sight to high blood pressure 

Date added: Thursday, January 7, 2021


Home monitoring combined with online support lowers blood pressure

A new study from leading experts has found that home blood pressure monitoring combined with online support helps to lower blood pressure

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Blood pressure, the menopause and HRT

We caught up with GP and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson on the changes to your hormones that happen during the menopause and how HRT could help – even if you have high blood pressure

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Share your healthy recipes and cooking tips from around the world

Take part in our video compilation to share blood pressure-friendly recipes and healthy eating tips from your own cuisine

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Season with Sense – a campaign for lower salt and better health

LoSalt have launched a new public awareness campaign for greater knowledge and understanding around salt and health

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Warburtons crumpets fail to put health of customers first

A new report reveals that Warburtons are the worst offender when it comes to salt in crumpets

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Kickstart your health with Public Health England’s Better Health campaign

PHE launch new resources for a healthier lifestyle after survey shows seven in 10 adults are motivated to get healthier in 2021

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


More flavour, less salt

Get cooking the healthy way for this year’s Salt Awareness Week

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Take part in a trial for a new high blood pressure treatment

Researchers are investigating a new drug to lower blood pressure, could you take part? 

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Sue’s two-week meal plan and shopping list

Blood Pressure UK supporter (and our CEO’s Mum) Sue Jenner shares her meal-planning tips and shopping list for healthy eating for less in lockdown

Date added: Monday, February 8, 2021


Pandemic could cause thousands of extra strokes and heart attacks [blog]

New think tank research shows that without Government intervention the pandemic could lead to an extra 12,000 heart attacks and strokes in England in the next five years due to loss of routine medical care

Date added: Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Sleeves up, risk down: May Measurement Month Returns in 2021

Roll your sleeves up and get your blood pressure tested as part of the world’s largest blood pressure screening campaign

Date added: Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Help save lives with the relaunched Act F.A.S.T. campaign

The Act F.A.S.T. campaign returns, urging people to call 999 immediately at any sign of a stroke – can you help spread the message?

Date added: Sunday, April 4, 2021


High blood pressure linked to changes in brain metabolism in mid-life

New research shows that keeping blood pressure under control throughout life could help protect brain health

Date added: Thursday, April 1, 2021


The healthy-looking snacks that are sabotaging our health

Corn and pulse-based snacks with a ‘health halo’ of nutritional claims are saltier than seawater

Date added: Friday, April 2, 2021


Salt Awareness Week 2021 celebrates home cooking

This year Action on Salt organised their 21st Salt Awareness Week celebrating home cooking and practical ways to enjoy food with less salt

Date added: Saturday, April 3, 2021


CVD prevention packs are "incredibly important tools for saving lives"

If you are a health professional, order your free CVD prevention pack from PHE to see the progress made and opportunities for your STP or general practice

Date added: Monday, April 5, 2021


Take part in new research from Imperial College London

Researchers from ICL are developing a tool to help patients share feedback on medical devices they use at home so that manufacturers can improve them further. Can you take part?

Date added: Tuesday, April 6, 2021