List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1 People with suspected hypertension are offered ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension.

Statement 2 People with newly diagnosed hypertension receive investigations for target organ damage within 1 month of diagnosis.

Statement 3 This statement has been replaced by quality statements on primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in cardiovascular disease risk assessment and lipid modification (NICE quality standard 100).

Statement 4 People with treated hypertension have a clinic blood pressure target set to below 140/90 mmHg if aged under 80 years, or below 150/90 mmHg if aged 80 years and over.

Statement 5 People with hypertension are offered a review of risk factors for cardiovascular disease annually.

Statement 6 People with resistant hypertension who are receiving 4 antihypertensive drugs and whose blood pressure remains uncontrolled are referred for specialist assessment.

Other quality standards that should also be considered when choosing, commissioning or providing a high-quality hypertension service are listed in related NICE quality standards.