Our new consultation system — Engage Consult

McGlone Practice will be starting a new online consultation system, Engage Consult on Wednesday 12 June 2024. You will be able to contact us about most matters online including more urgent problems (with access to face-to-face assessment and treatment if needed) without having to wait on the phone.

Ask for help from your GP online. It’s simple, secure, and quick.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not fixed and depends on your individual circumstances. However, most doctors agree that the ideal blood pressure for a physically healthy person is around 120/80mmHg. A normal blood pressure reading is classed as less than 130/80mmHg.