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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on hypertension

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on hypertension

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 30, 2016


February 1, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Raj Thakkar describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance relating to hypertension in primary care. The module outlines the latest evidence and what to do differently in your practice.


NICE guidance CG127. Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management. August 2011 and updated 2016. New guidelines are in progress given the 2016 surveillance report.

NICE quality standard: Hypertension. QS28. Updated September 2015.

NICE quality standard. Cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modification. QS100. September 2015.

NICE guidance NG28. Type 2 diabetes in adults: management. December 2015.

NICE guideline NG56. Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management. September 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the latest NICE guidance relevant to hypertension
  • Know what to do differently in practice in the light of the NICE guidance
  • List the causes of secondary hypertension
  • Describe the outcomes of the PATHWAY-2 study, the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial and the SPRINT study
  • Outline the different treatment options for hypertension
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    GP and primary care lead for cardiology, Oxford AHSN


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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