Free workshop on new ways to manage blood pressure

UK researchers have just finished a study looking at new ways for people to manage their own blood pressure, see what they found out at this free workshop


Researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have just finished the HOME BP trial, a large UK trial looking into a new way for people to manage their blood pressure. People being treated for high blood pressure sent home readings to their GPs online, and their medication was changed when blood pressure was raised. 

The researchers Professor Richard McManus from the University of Oxford, and Professor Lucy Yardley from the University of Southampton are holding a free workshop at the University of Southampton this May to share the results. They’ve told us they’d be very pleased if you could join them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the findings and how to integrate them into Primary Care to improve the management of blood pressure. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing ideas. 

The workshop - Disseminating HOME BP

  • The workshop will take place on Monday 13th May from 10:30-14:00.
  • The venue is Wide Lane Pavilion, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PE (opposite Southampton Airport Parkway railway station).  
  • The event is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Find more details and register to attend. 

Everyone welcome, whether you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you’re a health professional working with people with high blood pressure, or you have an interest in high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure UK have been happy to support the trial from the outset and can’t wait to hear the results.

About the researchers

Richard McManus is NIHR Professor of Primary Care at the University of Oxford. He is a GP with a special interest in managing blood pressure to prevent cardiovascular disease. He leads a programme of research around self-monitoring of blood pressure.

Lucy Yardley, is Professor of Health Psychology at University of Southampton and University of Bristol. She is Director of Behavioural Science at the NIHR BioMedical Research Centre, University of Southampton, and has a longstanding interest in empowering patients to take control over their illness and treatment. Her current research focus is on using the internet to support self-management.