Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Resources

Introduction

‘Know Your Numbers’, a campaign that originated through Public Health England (PHE) and their One You campaign, was designed to help the public know their own numbers regarding their heart health, including blood pressure. This has now been superseded by their Better Health campaign, but it was originally launched on 14 February 2019 at the PHE cardiovascular conference. Several organisations picked this up and launched their own versions, such as those ran by Heart UK, Blood Pressure UK (http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/know-your-numbers/) and Heart Research (https://heartresearch.org.uk/know-you-numbers-change-your-numbers/).

Home blood pressure monitoring was identified as a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic by NHSE. They wanted to ensure that patients can manage their hypertension well and remotely without attending their GP practice. They launched a campaign called [email protected] which is currently underway during 2021.

A GP practice in Sunderland was already loaning out blood pressure monitors before the pandemic arrived, and wanted support for the development of documents to help healthcare practitioners and patients manage their blood pressure in the community, without the need for regular appointments within the practice.

 

Resources

Several documents have been produced, most of which allow for insertion of practice logo, and the key ones include:

 

For Patients:

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Patient Leaflet – this includes why it’s important and how to do it. Information has been adapted with thanks to Blood Pressure UK, British Heart Foundation and Heart Research UK.

HBPM-Patient-Leaflet-V5.docx

 

  • Roadmap poster – a visual roadmap with steps included for home blood pressure monitoring. This is in PDF and PNG format.

Roadmap-poster-for-patients-V2.pdf

Roadmap-poster-for-patients-V2.png

 

  • YouTube video – shows the benefits of remote monitoring for blood pressure, developed by UCLP with support from NHSX.

Benefits of remote monitoring for blood pressure video

 

For Practices:

  • Roadmap poster – visual steps, similar to the patient equivalent but with information pertinent to clinicians.

Roadmap-poster-for-practices-v2.png

Roadmap-poster-for-practices-v2.pdf

 

  • Cleaning instructions – to give to patients.

Cleaning-Instructions.docx

 

  • Cleansing log – for practices to record which machines have been cleaned.

Cleansing-Log.docx

 

  • Patient feedback form – a questionnaire so practices can receive feedback from their patients.

HBPM-Feedback-Form.pdf

HBPM-Feedback-Form.docx

 

 

Other documents include:

  • Know, Record, Share – a PowerPoint slide deck that could be used on practice TV screens.

Know-Record-Share-Patient.pptx

 

  • Know, Record, Share – includes a digitised pathway and is designed for practices.

Know-Record-Share-Practice.pptx

 

  • Guidance on how to use the roadmap poster.

Roadmap-Poster-Guidance.docx

 

  • Loan equipment agreement form – for use between the practice and patients.

Loan-Equipment-Agreement-Form.docx

 

  • Digital pathway – both in PDF and PNG format.

Digital-Pathway.png

Digital-Pathway.pdf

 

All of the documents listed above can be used by other practices.