Blood Pressure @Home (BP@Home) is a new service available to our patients, which enables people with high blood pressure to manage their blood pressure more effectively from the comfort of their own home.
Managing your blood pressure remotely means that you won’t have to visit the practice so often, saving both you and the practice time, and putting you less at risk of catching Covid-19, colds and flu.
It will also help you understand and manage your condition better and take steps to improve your health through making simple lifestyle changes such as changing your diet and increasing your exercise.
Your GP or Primary Care Network Pharmacist will identify whether you would benefit from using the service and you will initially be contacted by a member of the BP@Home team to invite you to participate in the service.
This video explains why monitoring your blood pressure at home is important. It is available to watch in seven different languages (English, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Somali, Polish and Gujerati):
If you are invited to join the blood pressure monitoring service, you will be able to take your blood pressure yourself using a blood pressure monitor, you then submit your blood pressure readings directly to your GP practice using either a digital app, following a link from email or text message, or directly over the phone with the help of our BP@Home team.
Our BP@Home team will get you started, explain it all to you and help you as much as you need throughout the process.
Further information about monitoring your blood pressure at home is available through the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Blood Pressure UK, including information about what causes high blood pressure, how to take your blood pressure and what you can do to manage it through lifestyle changes.
The GP Practices we work with to offer the BP@Home service are:
- St David’s Family Practice
- The Hythe Medical Centre
- Staines Health Group
- Stanwell Road Surgery