Why we need you to take your blood pressure readings at home:
In order for us to help you to manage your blood pressure (BP), and any related medications you might be taking, we need to record your blood pressure result annually.
The best way for us to do this is for you to take a set of readings at home for a week, and to then use these readings to calculate an average, which is then submitted to us.
Visit the link below for a step by step guide and video of how to take your own readings:
Home blood pressure monitoring form
|Telephone number (s)
Name of requesting clinician: _________________________
Average blood pressure reading:
Understanding your blood pressure reading:
Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and is given as two figures:
- Systolic pressure (Top Reading) – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out
- Diastolic pressure (Bottom Reading) – the pressure when your heart rests between beats
For example, if your blood pressure is “140 over 90” or 140/90mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of 140mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 90mmHg.
As a general guide:
- Normal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
- High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
- Low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower
When complete please return a paper copy to the surgery or send an electronic copy to [email protected]