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 if you are unsure.
We would recommend one of the following monitors
- OMRON X2 Basic – Automatic blood pressure monitor, for at-home blood pressure monitoring for adults
- OMRON M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor for Upper Arm
- GPZON Blood Pressure Monitor Upper Arm Digital BP Monitor with Large Cuff Fully Automatic Irregular Heartbeat & Pulse Rate Monitoring Meter Adjustable Cuff 22-40cm, 2X120 Memory
Guidance on how you can measure blood pressure can be found here British Heart Foundation – How to measure your own blood pressure – YouTube
If you have been asked to do a week’s blood pressure readings by your GP or Practice Nurse then please use the following link to submit your results.
For a paper form which you can use please follow this link https://www.wistariaandmilford.nhs.uk/home-blood-pressure-submission-form/