The target audience for this training is HCAs and newly qualified nurses.
Hypertension affects an estimated 1:4 adults in the UK and put individuals at increased risk of CVD hence it is the goal of the Long Term Plan for Health to improve detection of hypertension from 57% to 80% and to manage patients with hypertension to target BP levels from 56% to 80% over next 10 years. To achieve these hypertension targets a joined-up effort from the whole of the primary health care team is essential.
The overall aim of this training is to upskill Health Care Assistants to feel confident about BP targets, how to respond to raised BPs and to provide lifestyle interventions that can reduce risk.
This virtual blended learning includes pre-learning (up to 2 hours) followed up by live interactive teaching delivered via MS Teams. Please view the full course description by clicking on the link on the right.
This training is designed and delivered by Judith Magowan, the long-term conditions lead at Okehampton Medical Centre, who has been delivering education on hypertension for many years. Judith was a committee member for the NICE 2019 national hypertension guidelines and is currently on NHS England Hypertension expert advisory group.