Raised blood pressure reading

Your recent blood pressure reading was high and needs further investigation. Patients often get anxious whilst attending a GP surgery which raises their blood pressure (this is often referred to as ‘white coat hypertension’) and does not give us a true reflection of their blood pressure results.

If you don’t already own a blood pressure monitor, we recommend that you purchase one so that you can keep an eye on your blood pressure readings.  You can purchase these machines from most local pharmacies or online and they tend to range from £15.00.

To enable us to monitoring your blood pressure, we would like you to complete a week of readings, please watch this video from the British Heart Foundation for guidance:

Please download a blood pressure monitoring form (below), so that you can document your daily readings:

Once you have completed your week of readings, please either:

  • Email your blood pressure monitoring sheet with your name & date of birth to [email protected]
  • Post it through our letterbox or via royal mail.

If you are unable to purchase a blood pressure machine, we do have some appointments available but strongly recommend that you consider purchasing your own machine.

Once we have your blood pressure readings we will contact you to let you know the outcome of the review.