We ask all our patients over the age of 45 to give us an annual Blood Pressure reading. This is to ensure that we are able to prevent disease by early intervention if your blood pressure does become raised.
We also ask all of our patients who have had a raised blood pressure reading in the past, and patients with health concern’s (such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease). According to our electronic records you have either not had a blood pressure check recently, or when last checked it was high. High blood pressure poses an important health risk. The risk to your health can be reduced by managing and monitoring blood pressure.
Parkbury House have a dedicated blood pressure machine for patient use in our reception area. The instructions are very simple to follow. One of our Reception staff will be happy to help you if required. Three consecutive Blood Pressure readings should be taken after you have been resting for at least 5 minutes and drop the slip in the drop box at reception. Blood pressure readings will be updated on your electronic records.
We will invite you to make an appointment to discuss your blood pressure should this be necessary after reviewing the readings. Alternatively, if you feel you need to, please book an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
If you monitor your own blood pressure at home, please let us know your latest readings.
Please ignore this message:
- If you already have updated us about your blood pressure reading with the last 3 weeks;
- If you already have booked an appointment with a clinician about your Blood Pressure