What is the BP@Home project?
We’re joining together with some other local GP surgeries to offer a blood pressure monitoring service to help support patients to monitor and manage their blood pressure remotely. While it’s important to be aware of your blood pressure level to help reduce the chances of any related problems (e.g. heart attacks or strokes), it may have been difficult for some patients to access regular readings during the past 18 months.
Who is organising the service?
Each patient is referred to the programme by their GP practice. In order for GP surgeries to continue their focus on providing day-to-day clinical services to patients, this new programme is being managed by Alliance for Better Care (ABC), which is the GP Federation for the region and Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group.
What to expect:
You will be contacted by ABC who will explain the process and what you will need to do.
You will then receive your BP machine, from your GP practice or via post, (unless you have one already). This will include information about what to do and how to do it, but rest assured that ABC will support you with this and explain everything to you. The team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have and resolve any issues with your monitor.
ABC will pass your results to your practice, who will arrange any further care based on your readings. This may be a discussion with a clinician or advice on any improvements you can make to your lifestyle.
How are eligible patients selected?
Patients are invited to take part in the programme.
A present, the practices taking part in this programme include:
- Warlingham Green (Chaldon Road, Whyteleafe)
- Elizabeth House
- Caterham Valley
- Pond Tail
The Alliance for Better Care team are on hand to answer any of your questions related to the programme. They can be contacted via the details below between 9:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.
Tel: 01737 448025