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Hypertension and prevention of cardiovascular disease

  • Released: 04/2018
  • Reviewed: 01/2020
  • Study time: 9h:30m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This study day supports pharmacy professionals working in GP practices to optimise medicines and reduce modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) for patients at high risk of CVD, and those with established CVD.

This programme has been written for pharmacy professionals working in general practice, but relevant and transferable to community pharmacy and for those pharmacy professionals working in care homes and other sectors of pharmacy, including mental health teams and health and justice services.

Learning objectives

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

  • state the relative benefits of different lifestyle modifications for hypertension
  • describe opportunities for improvement in your GP practice in line with the NHS RightCare Cardiovascular disease prevention pathway
  • analyse clinical and patient information for people with coronary heart disease
  • conduct person-centred consultations to support patients to reduce their cardiovascular disease risk
  • develop clinical management plans to optimise medicines for people with coronary heart disease
  • create an action plan to improve the prevention of cardiovascular disease in your GP practice.

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
  • Pre-registration trainees