Combe Down Surgery are offering a blood pressure check to people who have previously had a raised blood pressure recorded who are not on any tablet treatment for Hypertension at the moment
A single raised blood pressure reading does not usually indicate any persistent underlying problem.
However, we would like to recheck your blood pressure to make sure that it has come back to normal.
If someone’s blood pressure is persistently higher than the recommended levels, then this is a condition known as Hypertension which needs tablet treatment to avoid future medical problems.
There are several options available to you to have a blood pressure reading done:
At the pharmacy
Several local pharmacies are now offering a blood pressure check service for people aged 40 years or over. The results of your check will be shared with your GP surgery.
- Boots in Bath Southgate Centre, 1 Newark St (any day except Sundays)
- Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsburys, Green Park Station, Bath
- Jhoots Pharmacy Odd Down, 88 Frome Rd, Bath
- Combe Down Pharmacy, Combe Down House, The Avenue, Combe Down, Bath
- Hawes Whiston & Co, 38 St James’s Square, Bath
- Superdrug Bath, 31/32 Westgate St, Bath
At the GP surgery
At Combe Down Surgery there are accurate blood pressure machines available in the reception area.
You do not need to make an appointment, you can just turn up during our opening hours.
Ask the receptionist for a token for the machine. You can take your own blood pressure and pass the reading to the receptionist.
Your GP team will then decide if any further action is needed. If your blood pressure is persistently raised then we may suggest arranging home blood pressure readings.