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Closures for Training

On the following dates the surgery will closed for training from 1.30pm and reopen the following day:

 

 

20 September 2017

19 October 2017

22 November 2017

25 January 2018

21 February 2018

22 March 2018

Should you require medical attention while the surgery is closed please call NHS 111

Home Blood Pressure Readings

It is generally recommended that patients over the age of 45 routinely check their blood pressure.  

 

Most of our patients, who are visiting the surgery for other reasons, will get their blood pressure checked while with us and these adhoc readings are sufficient to highlight any concerns. However, if you are fit and well and not visiting the surgery it may also be beneficial to periodically check your blood pressure at home.

 

Some of our patients, with underlying health conditions, are routinely called into the practice to have their blood pressure checked. These patients may also prefer to carry out routine checks at home.

 

For many people coming to the surgery is not always necessary. Indeed for some, coming to surgery can trigger “white coat syndrome” i.e. where an otherwise fit and well patient gets an abnormally high blood pressure reading “just” because the test is carried out in the practice.

 

For this reason, and at the recommendation of our Patient Participation Group, the practice has negotiated a discounted price for blood pressure monitoring machines via one of our clinical suppliers. If patients wish to order this device for use at home Stony Medical Centre would be happy to give patients access to our discount.

 

Patients will need to pay the practice upfront for the cost of the device, the surgery will then order a device from our supplier and (usually within 3-5 days) the device will be available for collection from the practice.

 

We have a blood pressure recording template that we would encourage all patients to complete (please follow link below to download the template). Once you have completed the blood pressure recording template please hand it in to the practice for review by your registered doctor. If your recordings are satisfactory they will simply be noted within your medical records. If your recordings give any cause for concern/require further investigation, you will be contacted by the practice and a follow up will be arranged.

 

If any patient already has a blood pressure monitoring device at home they can of course download our blood pressure recording template and complete it. Likewise if you can source an alternative device from another supplier please feel free to do so and also please feel free to download and complete our blood pressure recording template.

 

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Form

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Form (Word format)

 

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Device available through the practice

 

Omron M2 Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

 

The clinically validated M2 from Omron is a cost-effective device designed to deliver accurate results and lasting service.

 

The blood pressure monitor's LCD display shows systolic and diastolic pressures along with pulse rate.  Clear indicators highlight correct cuff wrapping and the presence of possible arrhythmias.

 

Blood pressure readings are compared with reference values and up to 21 readings can be stored in the unit's memory (in other words it can be set up to be used by more than one member of your household).

 

The M2 is supplied with a 22cm to 32cm cuff, a soft case and 4 AAA batteries

 

Cost from Williams Medical Supplies:

 

Item

Cost before discount          

(inc VAT)

Cost to patients of Stony Medical Centre (inc VAT)

Omron M2

£53.70

£29.70  - SPECIAL PRICE

Small Cuff (17-22 cm)

£10.99

£9.89

Large Cuff (32-42 cm)

£18.00

£14.44

 

NB: You may be able to source this BP Monitor elsewhere at a lower cost. 

You are under no obligation to purchase a machine via the practice. 

The practice is not making any money from the purchase and so no refunds can be made if you later find you could have found a machine at a lower price.

Please note this is a special price and may be subject to change at the time of ordering - the practice will confirm the price for you and advise you of any variations.



 
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