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 bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/.
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.