Home Blood Pressure and Urine Monitoring

It is important to monitor blood pressure and urine in pregnancy. It helps maternity care teams know if treatment is needed and to provide it quickly. Using technology can help reduce unnecessary journeys to hospitals and clinics and support women safely at home.

The guidance below has been developed by Clinical and Technical professionals, to support maternity professionals, pregnant women and families to monitor blood pressure and urine at home.

Resources
  1. Resources for Women and Families
    Patient Information Leaflet (PDF): Home Blood Pressure and Urine Monitoring
    Information is also on NHS Inform
  2. Resources for Professionals: Implementation Guidance
    Full Implementation / Systems Guidance (PDF): Home Blood Pressure and Urinalysis Monitoring
    Editable Set of Appendices
  3. Resources for Professionals: Clinical Guidance on Home Monitoring
    Full Clinical Guidance (PDF): Home Blood Pressure and Urine Monitoring in Pregnancy
    PowerPoint Slides: Using Technology to Support Remote Maternity Care
    Editable Set of Appendices
  4. Using Florence (text messaging) to Support Home Blood Pressure and Urine Monitoring
    2020 06 08 Using Florence to support Home BP and Urinalysis Protocol – NHS Lanarkshire / TEC Team
  5. Learning from Implementation of Home Blood Pressure and Urine Monitoring
    Please review against current evidence if adapting shared learning documents below for local purposes.
    8 June 2020 Home Monitoring Webinar-Learning from Implementation-Slides and Webinar. (HIS / MCQIC / TEC Team)
    2020 06 08 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Lanarkshire
    2020 06 08 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Tayside
    2020 06 08 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
    2020 06 08 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Lothian
    2020 06 08 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Lothian (SBAR)
    2020 08 10 Home Monitoring-Learning from Implementation-NHS Tayside Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  6. Evaluation of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Findings from the Evaluation of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme by Professor Helen Cheyne, Professor of Midwifery, University of Stirling, and Charlotte Paterson, Research Midwife, University of Stirling.
    Presentation
    Q&A Session