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Measure Blood Pressure at Home and Submit to GP/Nurse

Monitoring your blood pressure using a home blood pressure monitor is a useful way of seeing what your blood pressure is like in your daily life. To get accurate readings, it is important to use the right monitor and the right technique. Make sure that the home blood pressure monitor you choose has been listed as ‘clinically validated’ for accuracy by the British Hypertension Society.

There are many different kinds of home blood pressure monitor, but it is easiest to use a monitor that is fully automatic (digital). Choose one that measures your blood pressure at your upper arm, rather than at your wrist or finger. Upper-arm blood pressure monitors usually give the most accurate and consistent results. Ask your pharmacist for help to get the correct size of cuff for your arm.

Guidance on how you can measure blood pressure and submit your readings to your GP/Nurse can be found here Measuring_Blood_Pressure_at_home patient guidance