Table 8

 Optimal and audit standard blood pressure (BP) targets

Optimal (mm Hg)Audit standard (mm Hg)
Elevated BP ⩾140/90 mm Hg with a CVD risk ⩾20% over 10 years and/or target organ damage<140/85<150/90
Elevated BP ⩾140/90 mm Hg with diabetes or chronic renal failure or established atherosclerotic disease<130/80<140/80