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Community approaches to the testing and detection of high blood pressure in the UK

Programme Overview

The British Heart Foundation are launching a new award programme to develop, test and implement community approaches to the detection of high blood pressure across the UK.  We will communicate the first round of funding via established national groups in the 4 nations e.g. in England, via the Blood Pressure Systems Leadership Group.

BHF are seeking expressions of interest from organisations that have already identified blood pressure as a local priority and adopted a system leadership approach. There will be two award rounds, with round one this year for early implementers and a second round in 2017/18. Applicants can apply for up to £60,000 in year one and £40,000 in year two. Successful round one applicants will be awarded in March 2017 for implementation in 2017-2019 financial years. 

Programme Aims:

  • Increase the detection and management of people who have undiagnosed high blood pressure
  • Increase accessibility to blood pressure testing in wider community settings
  • Increase support for patient self-management and self-testing of blood pressure in the population to become routine practice
  • Add to the evidence base on the detection and management of high blood pressure and implementation into practice (through external evaluation)

 For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the BHF webpage via this link.


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