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The SHIP study will evaluate the implementation of the Hypertension Plus system in UK primary care with the aim of understanding its impact on take up, blood pressure control and hypertension workload.

Part of our Helping Patients to Manage Their Own Conditions research theme



To investigate:

  • How many GP practices are using the system,
  • How well patient’s blood pressure is controlled,
  • The system effects on GP workload (number and length of appointments concerning blood pressure as well as the job roles of those individuals),
  • how cost effective the system is, and
  • how the system affects related issues, such as prescription of medications; and
  • What are the barriers and facilitators to GPs and patients to using this system and making the best use of it.



  • This research will show how self-monitoring and management of blood pressure can be when used in real life. We’ll look at how effective it is at improving blood pressure, and how patients with hypertension and their health care teams found the experience.

  • We plan multiple dissemination routes including publication in high impact academic journals, interaction with professional societies such as the British & Irish Hypertension Society and the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and dissemination via patient groups.


Expected Impact

  • To further the existing evidence relating to remote blood pressure monitoring and management for people with high blood pressure that can lead to improved hypertension management and ultimately improve long-term outcomes for this population.

  • To gain a better understanding of the implementation of Hypertension Plus

Related research themes