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Current UK NSC recommendations > Hypertension (adult)

The UK NSC recommendation on Hypertension screening in adults

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC
Last review completed July 2006
Next review due in 2013/14

While population screening should not be offered, the UK National Screening Committee has identified the need for a Vascular Risk Management Programme.


Find general information about population health screening.

More about Hypertension (adult)

Blood pressure is defined as the amount of pressure exerted on the walls of the arteries as the blood moves through them. High blood pressure (hypertension) often causes no symptoms or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that can affect the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.

» Read more about hypertension on NHS Choices


British Hypertension Society
Royal College of General Practitioners
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

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