What is Hypertension?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or raised blood pressure, is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, but persistent and untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.
Remote monitoring for people with high blood pressure with Hypertension Plus
Branksomewood Healthcare Centre are running a programme supported by Digital First Funding, to provide blood pressure cuffs to a cohort of patients living with uncontrolled high blood pressure across our local demographics, alongside an app that will support them to monitor and better manage their condition remotely.
The programme team are working with GPs to identify the patients who would benefit most from joining this programme and whose health outcomes and life chances will be dramatically improved as a result. The objective is to inform how we manage these services in the future.
Learn more about the program by watching the following short videos:
What is hypertension - YouTube
What is Hypertension Plus - YouTube
How does Hypertension Plus Help - YouTube
How to measure blood pressure - YouTube
Register for Hypertension Plus
Please complete and submit the online form to register for Hypertension Plus with your GP practice. Click here.
Please only register with the details which are held by your GP practice, e.g., correct mobile number and email address.
Once you have clicked this link, you will be asked to input data to ensure that Hypertension Plus is linked to your medical record, keeping the doctor updated on your readings and plan. The information you will be asked to input is as follows: Mobile Number, Email Address, Full Name and Date of Birth, and these have to match the medical record accurately. If they do not, you may need to contact the practice to update your contact details.
Once you have registered you will then need to download the Omron Hypertension App.
Download the app on either Hypertension Plus on the AppStore (apple.com) or Hypertension Plus - Apps on Google Play
Then you are ready to submit your blood pressure readings and keep on top of your medication plan and lifestyle choices. Do continue to engage with the app, as the clinicians will be messaging you in there regarding your hypertension management.