Raised Blood Pressure Reading Review
We are contacting you as you have had a raised blood pressure (BP) reading recorded in the past few years which has not been reviewed. A high reading can be caused by a number of things such as stress, or even rushing to your appointment. However, we do not want to miss hypertension.
Managing this early can prevent problems (e.g. heart attacks or types of dementia).
You can check your blood pressure by using a machine that you have access to, by using our blood pressure ‘Pods’ (walk in and ask at reception) or by asking your local pharmacist.
Please take a minimum of two readings, leaving at least a minute between each. Write down the lower of the two. If the first two readings are very different, take 2 or 3 further readings and write the lowest.