During the Covid-19 pandemic, blood pressure monitoring within primary care decreased. Remote blood pressure monitoring was identified as a priority for cardiovascular disease (CVD) management to ensure that patients could manage their hypertension remotely without the need to see a GP in person. As a result, NHS England (NHSE) initiated BP@Home, supplying monitors for home use.

BP@Home was launched nationally in late 2020. In 2021 it was offered out across south east and south west London by the ICSs, to provide monitors for patients to use at home. Patients submitted readings to their GP practice to enable treatment to be optimised, and patients to increase self-management. The programme aimed to support a shift in care delivery, empower patients to manage their own health, and reduce inequalities and mortality.

South East and South West London Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) commissioned the Health Innovation Network to undertake a full evaluation during 2022.

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For more information on BP @ Home contact Project Manager Kristina Leonnet.

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