High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak and where possible, we are encouraging patients to take their blood pressure at home. Patients can then send in their results via our online blood pressure results form. You can read our blood pressure monitoring at home guidance here. 

READ OUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AT HOME GUIDANCE 

SEND US YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE RESULTS

Patients may wish to invest in their own blood pressure monitor, such as an Omron M2 machine. These are available in supermarkets, chemists or online for £20-25. If you are purchasing a monitor it is important it is an arm cuff monitor and NOT a wrist monitor. Here is a list of validated blood pressure monitoring machines. 

For regular monitoring the practice has a number of machines that can be loaned. 

You can read more about blood pressure, what it is, what blood pressure readings mean and how to calculate your average blood pressure here. 

 

What does Frome Medical Practice offer? 

Please note that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic it is important to read the information provided above and not all the information below applies at this current time. Note also that it is not currently possible to book online appointments. 

If you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) you will be invited to an annual check (or 6 monthly if you are taking tablets for your condition). These annual appointments , called 'BP Plus', can be booked online (if you are registered to use our online service) or by telephoning 01373 301301.

We also have blood pressure machines available for loan. 

A health professional may also ask you to take some readings at home and we can loan you a machine if needed.

Please ask at the Information Desk in the Atrium for more details.

 

Other support available

You can find out more about high blood pressure - causes, symptoms, treatment - here. Further information is also available here