Hypertension: Clinics

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd May 2019.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing additional specialist blood pressure clinics.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of individuals with resistant hypertension, requiring highly specialist input, is small and there are specialist clinics across the country.

NHS England and NHS Improvement has advised that the vast majority of people with hypertension will be satisfactorily managed in primary care, often with support from hospital specialists across cardiology, renal medicine, and clinical pharmacology.

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