What is Hypertension (high blood pressure)?
Your heart is pumping blood to your brain and the rest of your body and the ‘blood pressure’ is the force placed on the walls of your arteries. If the pressure is consistently too high, it puts a strain on your heart and could lead to strokes, heart attacks and kidney damage.
The 1st step to reducing your risk is to check your blood pressure regularly — so that your doctor can give you the best advice and an up-to-date and personalised treatment plan.
What is Hypertension Plus?
Hypertension plus is a platform created by OMRON, which is being rolled out across the Farnborough GP practices enabling patients who have been diagnosed with Hypertension and that have been identified and are eligible for the free service to monitor their condition remotely.
If you are eligible for the service, you will receive an invite to join the programme from your GP. There is no need to contact your practice.
You will also be able to do the following:
To find out more about Hypertension plus please visit the link – Hypertension Plus (omron-healthcare.co.uk)
What will you gain from Hypertension Plus?
The programme will be a great way to help you and your doctor keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
- Share up to date blood pressure readings with your doctor via the app
- Save time with convenient home monitoring instead of having to visit the surgery
- Stay on the right medication plan, agreed by yourself and your doctor
- Make faster progress towards your target blood pressure
Ready to Sign up?
To Register, please click on the link
To download the Hypertension Plus App:
Your practice will then be in contact to provide you with a BP machine if you are eligible.
If you are not eligible you can purchase a BP Machine from the list of approved merchandise here
Find out more
You can watch a brief video on how Hypertension Plus works via the links below –