NHS England has identified undiagnosed high blood pressure (known as Hypertension) as a key health care target in Primary Care, due to complications that may arise as a result of undiagnosed and therefore untreated hypertension.
The Didsbury Burnage and Chorlton Primary Care Network are starting to utilise a system that enables us to send you bespoke questionnaires to gather clinical and non-clinical information from you, known as Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). These questionnaires will enable us to provide you with the best patient care and services possible, so your support is valued.
In the next few weeks, you will receive an invitation via text, asking you to complete an up-to-date blood pressure reading for us to help us identify those patients who may be at risk of, or have undiagnosed hypertension. Please complete this information to enable us to provide you with the optimal medical care possible.
Your PROMS are sent through GOVUK. You will need to have access to the internet to complete the PROMs but will not need to download an APP. The text will contain a link and once clicked will ask you to enter your:
- Post code
- Date of birth
Please then enter an up-to-date blood pressure reading which can be obtained from utilising the blood pressure monitor at your GP surgery if available, making a nurse appointment for a blood pressure check or a home blood pressure reading if you have a monitor. You may be able to ask your local chemist to check your blood pressure for you if they offer this service.
Once submitted, your blood pressure reading will be sent directly to your GP practice. If your blood pressure requires further action, your GP surgery will contact you to arrange appropriate next steps.
For more information, please see the PROMS FAQ document.
Thank you for your valued cooperation,
Dr Helen Ashworth (Didsbury Medical Centre)
Dr Eidn Mahmoudzadeh (Barlow Medical Centre)
Dr Jonathan Kaye (Kingsway Medical Centre)
Dr Syed Rizvi (David Medical Centre)