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Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20(suppl 1): S1–S16 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.s01

Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

Dr Terry McCormack, Dr Chris Arden, Dr Alan Begg, Professor Mark Caulfield, Dr Kathryn Griffith, Ms Helen Williams

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November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:151 doi:10.5837/bjc.2012.028

BHS call for more primary care and cardiologist members

Tony Heagerty, Terry McCormack

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Activities The Society has been instrumental in developing guidelines for the management of hypertension, which have been modified on a variety of occasions. In particular, we have interacted with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on their last two guidelines. Both the BHS and NICE guidelines are looked upon as highly influential worldwide. We have also successfully lobbied Government in respect to reducing dietary salt in foodstuffs. It is likely that more stringent Quality Outcome Framework blood pressure treatment targets will be introduced next year as a direct result of the Society’s influence. BHS Member

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October 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:203

Changes to hypertension guidelines

BJCardio Staff

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Key new recommendations include the following: Diagnosis of primary hypertension should be confirmed using 24–hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, or home blood pressure monitoring, rather than be based solely on measurements of blood pressure taken in the clinic. This is to reduce the occurrence of white coat hypertension, which recent studies have suggested is causing the misdiagnosis of hypertension in up to a quarter of the 12 million patients currently labeled with the condition. For the treatment of hypertension, the guideline now recommends that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) should be the first choice of agent used in patien

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March 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:156-60

The definition of maximally tolerated blood pressure treatment

Terry McCormack, Mark Davis

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March 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:112-7

What’s new in the new British Hypertension Society guidelines for the management of hypertension – BHS IV

Bryan Williams, Neil Poulter

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July 2002 Br J Cardiol 2002;9:377

Journal links with British Hypertension Society information service

Bryan Williams

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