High Blood Pressure (Detection and Treatment)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 8 November 2023.

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Photo of David Torrance David Torrance Scottish National Party

Data from the Scottish national health service suggests that only a quarter of the people who have high blood pressure are treated to target. With high blood pressure being associated with around 50 per cent of heart attacks and strokes, will the minister commit to prioritising action on high blood pressure in order to reduce the burden of ill health that it causes for people in Scotland?