BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AT HOME
Sometimes, we may ask you to record your blood pressure at home. This gives us a series of readings over one week, from which we can calculate an average blood pressure. This is often a more reliable figure than taking just one reading in the surgery which may be artificially elevated due to 'white coat syndrome' i.e. a degree of stress that comes purely from the fact one is 'at the doctors'.
Please see the online documents below:
A) Blood Pressure form for completion at home:
Home Blood Pressure Form and Instructions You can either:
1. Print off the form, complete it, and then bring it in to the surgery with any loaned equipment
OR (if you have your own blood pressure monitoring machine):
2. Download the form and save on your computer, and then email the form back to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (you will need to 'enable editing' in order to complete the form electronically).
Lifestyle treatments to lower high blood pressure. Download Lifestyle Advice
MENOPAUSE and HRT - Information
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing the menopause and wants help with managing your/their symptoms and to understand how you/they may be affected, please watch this helpful webinar developed by Dr Kathryn Patrick a local Somerset GP recorded in 1st March 2023. The webinar is also available in sign language for those who are hard of hearing - this was recorded in October 2022.
The webinar above also contains links to a wide-range of subjects around Menopause and HRT including (but not limited to):
Link to Somerset NHS Menopause Service: Somerset NHS Menopause Service - NHS Somerset
A Helpful Resources Pack: Menopause Resources PDF for patients KS (nhssomerset.nhs.uk)