Document type
Clinical pathways
Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB
Output type
Clinical Pathways
Hypertension in Adults

Hypertension in Adults - Diagnosis and Initial Management

Pathway published: September 2023.
Next review date: September 2025. 

This is an integrated pathway for the diagnosis and initial management of hypertension in adults in GP and community pharmacy settings. The pathway aims to:

  1. Provide updated guidance on the diagnosis and management of hypertension
  2. Increase awareness of referral links between GP and community pharmacy for hypertension
  3. Increase access to services for patients
  4. Optimise identification, monitoring and treatment of hypertension


For further guidance on hypertension management, see NICE guideline 136.

 For patients where the management of hypertension is proving difficult - consider advice and guidance instead of face-to-face out-patient clinic referral.