Blood Pressure Review
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis please use this form.
We suggest that all our patients buy a blood pressure machine suitable for home use and this British Heart Foundation page has advice on what to buy and how to take your home blood pressure. We advise a machine with an upper arm cuff.
Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak we cannot lend out any machines and have limited ability to take blood pressures in the surgery.
If you are a patient with high blood pressure which is being being monitored or treated, you will need to provide us with a week of readings at the time of your usual review every six months. At the same time we would like to record your recent alcohol consumption (see alcohol recording screen), smoking status (see smoking review screen) and weight (which you can send as a message with any additional information).
We may need you to have a blood test annually (or six-monthly for some medications) which you would need to book in one of our phlebotomy clinics.
We will contact you after we have your self-reported BP readings and the blood results are back for a remote consultation (by email, text, telephone or video).
The British Heart Foundation has tips about how you can manage your blood pressure and health. Medication plays a part but lifestyle is a significant factor especially salt, alcohol, weight, exercise and smoking.