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Module summary

This interactive module, based on typical case studies that might present to a GP, will update you on recent developments surrounding GP diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension in primary care

Learning objectives

To update you on current practice in hypertension including the 2011 NICE guidance and, in particular, improve your understanding of:

  • The diagnosis of hypertension
  • Lifestyle and drug therapies used in management of hypertension
  • The effect of variability in blood pressure on cardiovascular risk
  • Management of hypertension in the elderly

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don't have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse-Learning CPD log.

This module will be reviewed over the coming months to incorporate the impact of the new JBS III guidelines on practice.


Richard McManus is professor of primary care, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, and a GP in Oxford.

David McCartney is an academic clinical fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

This module has been developed by Pulse Learning’s team of medical writers and editors, and peer reviewed by our GP advisers. It was first published in June 2011, but was revised and updated in March 2014 by Professor Richard McManus and Dr David McCartney to incorporate new guidance, research and changes to therapy.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
2 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
4 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
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