‘Take a seat, and your BP, while you wait’

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Can having patients check their blood pressure in the GP waiting room kill two birds with one stone?


Every time my GP suggests donning the sphygmomanometer cuff, I reckon my blood pressure rises just a little bit more.

I put it down to ‘white coat syndrome’. But even with that in mind, I’m still reluctant to take matters into my own hands and keep a closer eye on my BP at home.

So for those like me who’d prefer not to self-monitor, could patients checking their blood pressure in the GP waiting room kill two birds with one

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