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Why Focus on High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure accounts for approximately half of all strokes and ischemic heart disease events globally and approximately 12% of all visits to GPs in England.
Currently only 57% of the estimated number of adults (16+) with hypertension in England have been detected, and only 56% of people under 80 who have been diagnosed with high BP have achieved the NICE recommended target clinic BP of 140/90 mmHg.
Those in the most deprived communities are 30% more likely to have high BP, the biggest single known risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Too many people are still living with undetected and poorly managed high blood pressure (BP) across Cheshire and Merseyside. Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have agreed national ambitions for the detection and management of high blood pressure over the next 10 years. C&M Health and Care Partnership has committed to achieving these ambitions through a whole-system approach.
By 2029 the high BP ambitions are:
80% of the expected number of people with high BP are diagnosed
80% of the total number of people diagnosed with high BP are treated to target as per NICE guidelines
The infographic to the right reflects national levels as at 2019.
(Local and National guidelines)Click here for more information
(Local and National tools)Click here for more information
(Plus links to relevant websites)Click here for more information
Includes Pharmacies that take BPs toolClick here for more information
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