Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'hypertension'
This quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the management of primary hypertension in adults, including diagnosis and investigations, treatment to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, monitoring of treatment efficacy, and specialist referral.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: hypertension
- Hypertension: clinical management of primary hypertension in adults. NICE clinical guideline 127 (2011).
- Lipid modification: cardiovascular risk assessment and the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. NICE clinical guideline 67 (2008).
- Hypertension in pregnancy: NICE quality standard. Publication expected July 2013.
- Lipid modification
- Medicines optimisation
- Risk assessment of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors
- Secondary care management of malignant hypertension
- QS28 Hypertension: press release
This page was last updated: 11 October 2013
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Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the hypertension quality standard.
These organisations are: