The C&M High Blood Pressure Board Meeting took place on the 14th October. You can read the key messages from the meeting below:

  1. Wirral Shared Care Record: Paul Cowan (Wirral CCG) presented the Wirral Shared Care Record, and the BP board will explore opportunities to support BP elements.
  2. Key Data and Outcomes: David Nolan (PHE North West) presented an overview of BP data and outcomes to date: Data indicate that C&M are performing better than national average for the detection and management of high BP, and projections suggest that continued embedding and scaling up of the BP programme of work would enable C&M to achieve the national ambitions of 80% detection and 80% management to target by 2029.
  3. The C&M BP annual report 2019 is near completion, and is anticipated in the coming weeks.
  4. Health and Care Partnership: Eileen O Meara presented on the C&M HCP and the board discussed how to optimise upcoming funding opportunities via the HCP. Proposals to request ongoing funding for kiosks, community BP testing and the Prevention Pledge were approved, and there was widespread enthusiasm to request scaled up funding to support BPQI roll out through a dedicated project manager role. This was fed into the HCP midpoint Checkpoint meeting 24th Oct.
  5. Academic workstreams: Updates on LJMU evaluation of local primary care BP work, and C&M BP partners’ involvement in a national study on Systems Leadership by University of the West of England (UWE) were highlighted.
  6. Lead DPH: Muna was thanked for her contributions to the Board and we wish her well in her new role.