Your recent blood pressure reading was high or the GP would like to review it for 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. Alternatively we have a few that patients can borrow, we just ask you leave a £20 deposit which will be returned when the machine is returned.
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 make a note of your blood pressure reading and upload them to the form below:
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.
If your blood pressure reading is still raised, we will contact you regarding further assessment.