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 Jenni Minto Jenni Minto Scottish National Party

I recognise the importance of taking action to tackle risk factors such as high blood pressure in order to minimise preventable cardiovascular disease. That is why, as I said in my initial response, we have already prioritised that by including actions to improve the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure in our heart disease action plan and stroke improvement plan. For example, our heart disease action plan supports community models of detection, although it is important to note that such efforts should be aligned with clear referral pathways for further investigation and clinical advice.