High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms but if it goes untreated, increases the risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many won’t realise it.
The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.
This clinic provides a service for people who have been diagnosed by their GP as having high blood pressure. Appointments include an assessment of blood pressure, blood test results and current medication as well as the opportunity to discuss how considering lifestyle issues i.e. diet, activity, smoking and weight can help improve blood pressure and general health.
Patients are encouraged to maintain contact with their GP between appointments. If you are attending this clinic and have a blood pressure machine at home, please bring a record of the readings with you.