Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Taking your BP (Blood Pressure) at home is more accurate that having it taken in the GP practice or in hospital.

If you have been asked by your GP or nurse to measure your BP at home then please follow these steps:

1. Buy a BP monitor. Pharmacies will sell accurate monitors however if you are buying elsewhere then you can check that the monitor is validated by clicking here.

2. Download or print our BP diary.

3. Complete the diary and email to: 

clinical.s78359@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk 

OR print and post it through our letterbox. 

4. The GP or Nurse responsible for managing your BP will then contact you to discuss the results.