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IT’S A BABY BOY! Dr Seema Haider and Dr Kavitha Subramanian have both given birth to baby boys. Welcome to the world baby Zack and baby Ari! <3

HMC are proud to receive a CQC GOOD WITH OUTSTANDING IN RESPONSIVE, CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE, VULNERABLE ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE following our inspection. The first outstanding awarded in the boroughs of B&D, Redbridge, Havering! Thank you to our wonderful team. We will continue to work hard and improve the service we offer to our incredible patients

PLEASE BE AWARE, we are no longer accepting patients who live outside our Upminster catchment area. Letters are being sent out to out of area patients advising them of next steps.

PATIENTS- If you fail to attend 3 appointments (and do not cancel in advance), you will be asked to find another GP. Please remember to cancel appointments you no longer need. We lose over 100 appointments a month due to failed attendances.

PLEASE CALL AFTER 12PM FOR TEST RESULTS OR ROUTINE QUERIES AS PHONE LINES ARE VERY BUSY IN THE MORNING AND URGENT APPOINTMENT CALLS MUST BE PRIORITISED

High Blood Pressure Advice

 

Many of our patients now choose to measure their Blood Pressure at home with an electronic Blood Pressure monitor. 

This can be particularly useful if you are known to suffer from 'White Coat Hypertension'.  The 'White Coat' effect is a reference to the white coats that were traditionally worn by doctors and how having your blood pressure taken in a medical setting can lead to falsely elevated readings. 

 

Which Blood Pressure Monitor should I use?

The British Hypertensive Society have approved the following Blood Pressure machines for home monitoring.

https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/

 

How do I take the readings?

When your blood pressure is measured you should be seated with your arm stretched out and supported, for example on the arm of a chair or a cushion. You should be quiet and relaxed, and not too hot or cold.

You should measure your blood pressure twice a day, ideally once in the morning and once in the evening, while you are sitting down.

Each time you do this, you should take two readings, at least 1 minute apart.

You should continue to measure your blood pressure twice daily for at least 4 days and ideally for 7 days.  

PLEASE PRINT AND COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BLOOD PRESSURE DIARY AND SEE THE GP. REMEMBER TO CALCULATE YOUR AVERAGE BP!!

HOME BLOOD PRESSURE DIARY

* If you suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) it will be better to see the nurse for a manual BP check as this is more accurate.

* If your Blood Pressure is > or = to 180 mmHg systolic (top number) or 110 mmHg Diastolic (bottom number) then you should see your GP immediately.

 

What lifestyle changes can I make to help reduce my Blood Pressure?

http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/BloodPressureandyou/Yourlifestyle

 

Adapted from NICE Clinical Guidance on Hypertension



 
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