The Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Heart Disease and Stroke in the Scottish Parliament is a group made up of MSPs (Members of Scottish Parliament), clinicians, policy staff and people with lived experience of heart disease or stroke. 

The group ran an Inquiry into the prevention, detection, treatment and management of high blood pressure in Scotland. They asked people to respond to a questionnaire with thier thoughts and experiences before 7 August 2018.

How will people with high blood pressure be involved?

The Inquiry gathered information from people living with high blood pressure, those who care for someone with the condition, and clinicians and organisations with an interest in high blood pressure services in Scotland.

To ensure that a broad range of experiences from people with high blood pressure were fed into the Inquiry, the group drafted a questionnaire to allow people to share their experiences. 

Some respondents to the questionnaire were invited to take part in a discussion at the Scottish Parliament. This provided an opportunity for them to feed in their opinions, and discuss in greater depth, some of the issues raised through responses to the questionnaire. 

What were the results?

A report of the findings was published in January 2019. This report highlights the issues relating to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of this condition and it makes clear recommendations to the Scottish Government.

If you have any comments or questions about the Inquiry please contact Colin Oliver, Public Affairs Officer: colin.oliver@stroke.org.uk

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