Blood pressure monitor loan scheme

Blood pressure monitor kits are available for eligible residents to borrow for free from participating libraries.

Photo of blood pressure monitor kit
About the scheme

Eligible Hillingdon residents can borrow blood pressure monitor kits for a 2-week period, so they can carry out regular blood pressure checks in their own home and gather sufficient data for their doctor to assess.

Kits are available to borrow from the following libraries (subject to availability) and must be returned to the library they were borrowed from. 

Blood pressure monitors are also available at each of the 3 libraries, so that residents can test out the machine and take a one-off measurement to help determine if they would benefit from borrowing a kit. Ask in branch for details.

This scheme is delivered in partnership with NHS West London and The Confederation Hillingdon CIC.

Can I use this scheme?

The blood pressure monitor loan scheme is open to adults who are: 

  • over 18 years old 
  • Hillingdon library members  
  • Hillingdon registered patients (excluding those registered with Church Road Surgery or West London Medical Centre). 

Blood pressure monitor kits

The kits will be provided in a bag, be loaned with batteries and will include:

Residents borrowing the kits will need to complete and sign a patient loan agreement form, agreeing to the keep the equipment safe and acknowledging a potential charge for loss and/or damage to the equipment.

Once readings have been recorded for 7 consecutive days, residents can take a copy of the results to their local surgery, or to any of the libraries participating in the scheme, so the data can be uploaded to their records and reviewed by a doctor or nurse.  

Please note: 

  • Returned equipment will be tested and cleaned between loans.
  • Library staff have not received medical training and are unable to demonstrate to customers how to use the kit. They are also not qualified to provide any form of medical advice, interpretation of blood pressure readings, or health recommendations. 
Page last updated: 15 Feb 2024