adult screening programme

Hypertension (adult)

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Hypertension often causes no symptoms or immediate problems. But it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease, such as a stroke or heart disease.

Read more about hypertension on the NHS website.

UK NSC screening recommendation Based on the last UK NSC review of this condition that occurred in July 2006.

Screening is not currently recommended for this condition.

Although the UK NSC does not recommend hypertension screening in adults, it identified the need for a vascular risk management programme.

Supporting documents from the 2006 review

Review cycle

Date previous review completed: 2006

Next review estimated to be completed: 2021 to 2022.

To see previous evidence reviews, visit the UK NSC archive.

Organisations interested in Hypertension (adult)

These organisations have expressed interest in this recommendation and may submit responses to evidence reviews.

List of organisations

If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for organisation can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.