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New e-learning on hypertension now available

Alex Drinkall, 5 February 2020
Hypertension

Health Education England has worked with NHS England & NHS Improvement and Public Health England to develop an e-learning programme to address the huge underdiagnosis and inaccurate diagnosis of hypertension.

The Hypertension upskilling programme incorporates up to date guidelines and evidence-based aims to aid front-line primary care colleagues in the diagnosis and management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk – including familial, hypercholesterolaemia, artrial fibrillation, dyslipidaemia and other cardiovascular disease related conditions.

The NHS Long Term Plan makes hypertension one of the top three cardiovascular priorities, alongside artrial fibrillation and lipid management. This plan has set a target of, over the next ten years, 80% of the expected prevalence of hypertension should be diagnosed and, of those diagnosed, 80% treated to target as per NICE guidelines.

The programme was funded by Health Education England and developed in partnership with NHS England & NHS Improvement, and Public Health England. It consists of a webinar and a short quiz to test knowledge and understanding of the topic.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/hypertension/

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