‘Three 'Synergistic' Problems When Taking Blood Pressure’ (4)

16 June, 2023

Take the problem imaginatively. Satisfy at least some of the criteria (I live in a HIC and I my own blood pressure machine.

At the moment we are taking almost no-one's blood pressure properly and never will perhaps take everyone, so blood pressure properly - a similar situation to smoking, alcohol, drug taking, obesity - bit we want to do better with limited resources and a faltering global economy.

How about satisfying most of tbe blood pressure taking recommendations and put blood pressure machines in cafes, churches, restaurants - places where people sit comfortably for half an hour?


HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data. Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com