Blood Pressure

Home Blood Pressure monitoring

The best way to monitor your blood pressure is with a home monitor. Blood pressure varies from day to day and throughout the day. This means that it is better to take the average of a series of home blood pressure readings than taking a single reading in the surgery.

We recommend home blood pressure monitoring for anyone who needs to regularly monitor their blood pressure. This includes anyone with a diagnosis of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Diabetes, Stroke or TIA, heart disease, and Chronic Kidney Disease.

You can buy a good monitor for around £25 from a pharmacy or online. Before you buy, check that your monitor is on the list of officially validated monitors. You can find this list at

Follow the link below to find more information about home blood pressure monitoring, and to send us your home readings:

Blood pressure check in the surgery

If you cannot use a home monitor, use our Request an appointment with a Nurse or HCA form if you need to arrange a blood pressure check.

If you have taken a single blood pressure measurement yourself

If you have access to a blood pressure monitor and we have asked you for a single blood pressure reading, for example for a Pill Check, use our Ask Reception a Question form to tell us the result.