Cross Party Group Inquiry into High Blood Pressure in Scotland

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 a clinical or organisational interest and from people living with high blood pressure.

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The Report - Beating High Blood Pressure: Scotland’s Silent Killer

All of the information gathered throughout the inquiry was used to compile the Beating High Blood Pressure: Scotland’s Silent Killer report.

This report was formally launched on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 and a celebration event was held in the Scottish Parliament that evening to thank those who had contributed to the inquiry.

BHF Scotland will now be seeking to work collaboratively with the Scottish Government and other partners to implement the recommendations of the report.


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Prof Rhian Touyz and Prof Sandosh Padmanabhan were part of the advisory panel.

The report was widely covered in the media;

The Scotsman - Calls for health taskforce to tackle ‘silent killer’ of high blood pressure

Evening Times - Calls for blood pressure task force to be created

BBC News - Call for high blood pressure task force in Scotland

The Scottish Sun - HEALTH WARNING One in three Scots living with ‘silent killer’ high blood pressure with hundreds of thousands unaware they are affected


Find out more about the enquiry though this link 

You can read the full report through this link




First published: 15 February 2019