Hypertension for healthcare assistants


Study day: Hypertension for healthcare assistants

This study day will explore the accurate measurement, clinical significance and treatment of blood pressure in the community and will equip healthcare assistants with knowledge to underpin patient assessment in primary care.

By the end of the study day, you should be able to:

  • Competently conduct blood pressure measurement in adults
  • Understand normal blood pressure values and be able to recognise hypertension
  • Demonstrate awareness of the clinical significance of raised blood pressure among patients and how it can contribute to a range of illnesses
  • Identify lifestyle modifications that can help to reduce high blood pressure and be aware of key medications commonly used to treat hypertension
  • Have an awareness of national and local hypertension guidelines

Who is this study day for? Healthcare assistants and associate practitioners.

Study day code: CD0148N

Location: St George’s, University of London (to be confirmed)

Pattern of Delivery: 1 day

Course dates:*


  • 23 January 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £145

Study day leader: Emma Menzies-Gow