Hypertension Management

What is Hypertension?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or raised blood pressure, is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, but persistent and untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

Remote monitoring for people with high blood pressure with Hypertension Plus

Richmond Surgery are running a programme supported by Digital First Funding, to provide blood pressure cuffs to a cohort of patients living with uncontrolled high blood pressure across our local demographics, alongside an app that will support them to monitor and better manage their condition remotely.

The programme team are working with GPs to identify the patients who would benefit most from joining this programme and whose health outcomes and life chances will be dramatically improved as a result. The objective is to inform how we manage these services in the future.

Please take a moment to watch the 2 minute videos, offering more insight into the programme, and supporting you to make a decision on whether Hypertension Plus.  Included in that is a video to show you how to measure your blood pressure at home.

What is Hypertension - Click Here to View

What is Hypertension Plus - Click Here to View

How does Hypertension Plus Help - Click Here to View

How to measure your blood pressure - Click Here to View

To register for Hypertension Plus CLICK HERE

Once you have clicked this link, you will be asked to input data to ensure that Hypertension Plus is linked to your medical record, keeping the doctor updated on your readings and plan.  The information you will be asked to input is as follows: Mobile Number, Email Address, Full Name and Date of Birth, and these have to match the medical record accurately.  If they do not, you may need to contact the practice to update your contact details.

Once you have registerd you will then need to download the Omron Hypertension App

Hypertension Plus on the App Store (apple.com) or Hypertension Plus - Apps on Google Play

Then you are ready to submit your blood pressure readings, and keep on top of your mediacion plan and lifestyle choices.  Do continue to engage with the app, as the clinicians will be messaging you in there regarding your hypertension management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor Illness Clinic

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, changes may apply.

The Minor Illness Clinic is available with our qualified minor illness Practice Nurse.  Appointments are available both on the day and 48 hours to book ahead and are often more readily available than with a GP if your ailment fits the criteria of a minor illness. If you have been unable to resolve your issue with over the counter remedies/advice from your local Pharmacist then request to see the Minor Illness Nurse. Please help us reserve GP appointments for serious issues and non minor illnesses.

The Minor Illness Clinic is available for:

  • Persistent Coughs/Colds, sore throats & tonsillitis
  • Persistent Conjunctivitis, Earaches
  • PersistentDiarrhoea, vomiting, stomach upsets
  • Minor injuries, cuts, sprains, backaches
  • All Infections
  • This clinic is NOT for any routine nurse appointments. If you are unsure, please check with our reception team first to avoid a wasted journey/appointment.

 

 

Diabetic Clinic

Our Diabetic Clinics are available weekly with our trained diabetic Practice Nurses. All aspects of your diabetes will be discussed and reviewed with a Nurse and you may also be referred to a Dietician at the Hospital for advice on diet.  An appointment is required.

Leaflet: Monitoring your blood sugar

Leaflet: Healthy Eating and Diabetes

Leaflet: Diabetes and footcare

 

Asthma Checks

Please speak with our reception team to book an asthma appointment with  our Asthma Practice Nurse.  Advice and a full range of appropriate treatment is provided. 

 

Antenatal Clinic

Midwives are available to provide advice on all aspects of pregnancy. They contribute to the antenatal clinic and have a statutory duty to visit every new mother after the birth.

From 20th February 2017 the midwifery team will be hosting their antenatal clinics from Fleet Hospital.  There is no need to make an appointment with your GP.  Once you reach 8 weeks, simply make an appointment to see the midwife at the above clinics. Our reception team can advise and provide you with details regarding booking information that you arrange directly with the midwifery team. We do not have access to their appointment diaries.

 

Childhood Immunisation Clinic

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, changes may apply.

Immunisation Clinics are currently available during the week with a Nurse. The clinics can occasionally change to fit in with demand and work schedules. Please speak with our reception team to book an appointment.

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
  • HIB (protects against one of the commonest forms of meningitis)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (protects against meningitis,septcaemia, pneumonia and ear infections)
  • Rotavirus (protects against gastronenteritis) and is an oral vaccine

Because of immunisation, diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are rare but if caught they can be crippling or even fatal.  Risks from vaccination have been exaggerated and are very small, but if you have concerns please discuss with your Doctor.