Blood Pressure Award Programme

The BHF's Blood Pressure Award Programme is funding community projects to improve the detection and management of high blood pressure in the UK.

Background

The BHF’s Blood Pressure Award Programme provides funding for health organisations to develop, test and implement community schemes to improve the detection and management of high blood pressure across the UK.

Programme aims

The award programme’s goals are to:

  • increase the detection and management of people who have undiagnosed high blood pressure
  • increase accessibility to blood pressure testing in wider community settings
  • increase support for patient self-management and self-testing of blood pressure in the population to become routine practice
  • add to the evidence base on effective detection and management of high blood pressure and provide examples of the impact of programmes that have been implemented into practice through external evaluation.

Funding rounds

The first round of funding opened in September 2016 and the successful organisations are now implementing their projects.

A second round of funding was launched in early October 2017. Interested organisations meeting the eligibility criteria attended a briefing event and registered interest. Successful applications were announced in September 2018.

Further information about the programme will be added to this webpage in due course.