The Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Heart Disease and Stroke in the Scottish Parliament held an Inquiry into high blood pressure in Scotland. The Inquiry launched in May 2018 and gathered information from people with clinical or organisational interest and from people living with high blood pressure.
The Report: Beating High Blood Pressure: Scotland’s Silent Killer
All of the information gathered throughout the inquiry has been compiled into a report. This inquiry strongly recommends that the Scottish Government recognises the impact of high blood pressure on the health of people in Scotland. Its prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and management should be regarded as a priority and included in the future work programme for cardiovascular disease in Scotland.
To achieve this, the inquiry has identified the need for a High Blood Pressure Task Force to work on seven key areas.