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

Jurassic Coast PCN GP practices are running a programme supported by Digital First Funding, to provide an app to a patients groups living with uncontrolled high blood pressure across our local demographics that will support them to monitor and better manage their condition remotely. If you do not have a BP monitor at home, your GP practices may be able to organise for you to loan one and you can purchase your own here from the British Heart Foundation. While BP monitors start from under £20 for a standard cuff size (22-32cm), there are larger cuffs available. Visit the British Heart Foundation for more information.

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.


Register and download the app


(Note patients must enter details as held on the practice medical record)

Download on the Apple App Store

Get it on Google Play

(Note patients must register in the Omron app)