The Hypertension Consultation template can be found by either going to Auto-Consultations > ardens CONSULTATIONS D to L > Hypertension or by clicking the BP icon under the patient's name.


The Hypertension consultation template has six pages:


1. Consultation:


This page has ample space for for documenting in free text, the overall assessment and management plan:



2. Suspected Hypertension:


This is where initial BP readings will be documented. Traffic-lights help guide the interpretation of these readings, with check boxes below this to cover all the various management outcomes:




3. Diagnosis:


This page will guide what stage of hypertension the pt has with the help of traffic-light check boxes:




4. Hypertension Review:


This page documents the overall impression of the level of BP control, and next steps for follow up. Embedded on here is the NICE Patient Decision Aid, and Hypertension & CVD Primary Prevention formularies. The bottom of this page has a Hypertension Care Plan, and CVD Care Plan:



5. Referral:


Colour-coded urgent and routine referral criteria can be found here:





6. Resources:


This list of resources includes the NICE Visual Summary, and NICE Patient Decision Aid:




Hypertension Formulary:


The BP thresholds and other criteria that indicate anti-hypertensive treatment, are all laid out on the home page of the template. The latest NICE recommended treatment steps are laid out in Steps 1 to 4. The NICE Visual Summary is embedded on the home page: