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NICE Guidance - August 2011

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of August 2011. This month there is one clinical guideline that impacts upon primary care.

The hypertension clinical guideline (QRG) replaces and updates the existing hypertension guideline that was issued in 2006. This updated guideline contains new recommendations on diagnosis, antihypertensive drug treatment and treatment monitoring.

The main differences are the recommendations to:

Action: Clinicians should be aware of these recommendations and implement any necessary changes to practice.