Florence Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
What is Florence?
‘Florence’, or ‘Flo’ as it is referred to, is an electronic system to help patients monitor their blood pressure at home. It combines the expertise of healthcare professionals with the convenience of the patient’s own mobile phone to help patients with high blood pressure.
Flo sends you a text message reminder, prompting you to check your blood pressure. You text back with your readings, which are sent to a dashboard that authorised staff in the GP practice can access at any time. This is all done via the familiar ’SMS’ text messaging system and is completely free of charge to patients.
This video explains how it works:
We encourage patients to purchase a home Blood Pressure device for self management of their blood pressure monitoring. Recommendations for a suitable device can be found via the Blood Pressure UK website link below.
The British Heart foundation also provides a 'how to' video to Managing your Blood Pressure at home: https://www.bhf.org.uk/bloodpressureathome
This service is available for patients with long term chronic conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Your practice nurse or practice pharmacist will let you know if it is suitable for you, or you can ask about it at your next Quality of Life telephone review.
Patient Opt In Form
Flo Privacy Notice
Patient's Guide To Using Flo
Text Messaging Information For Patients Using Flo
Blood Pressure Management Plan
Blood Pressure Management Plan For Patients With Diabetes or Chronic Kidney Disease