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online workshop


  • Released: 10/2021
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 6h:0m

This learning programme aims to enable you to interpret and apply clinical guidance to support people with hypertension. You will consider how to optimise their treatment and use a shared decision making approach to empower people with hypertension to self-manage their condition.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • apply NICE clinical guidance in practice to support the initiation and optimisation of therapy for people with hypertension
  • apply principles of Shared Decision-Making (SDM) to support people with hypertension
  • support the self-monitoring of people with hypertension
  • recommend ways for people to successfully self-manage hypertension
  • support people to make changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of hypertension, worsening hypertension, or complications associated with hypertension.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists