Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Hypertension referrals

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Referring via Choose & Book

Use Choose & Book for outpatient appointments.

  • Routine referrals
    Patients should always be referred via the Choose & Book system. The consultant will assess each referral beforehand and the patient will be seen first by a specialist nurse, who will ensure that all required investigations are done. Results will be reviewed by the consultant, who will decide whether the patient needs a follow-up in the outpatient clinic.
  • Urgent referrals
    All urgent referrals should now go through Choose & Book, rather than being faxed to the department.

Use Choose & Book for 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring only.

  • Routine and follow-up
    Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring requests should always be referred via the Choose & Book system and patients will be seen in the nurse-led clinic and results reported by consultant.
  • Urgent referrals
    All urgent referrals should now go through Choose & Book, rather than being faxed to the department.

Request for advice

By letter to:

  • Professor B Casadei
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way
    Headington
    Oxford OX3 9DU

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Common conditions seen by the Hypertension Service

  • Refractory / difficult to treat hypertension
  • Suspected secondary hypertension
  • Re-referral of patients known to the Hypertension Service

Procedures/investigations etc. which may be arranged following referral to the Hypertension Service

  • 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor
  • Screening for secondary causes of hypertension
  • Advice on lifestyle and diet

Cardiological investigations

If a GP wishes to arrange an echocardiography or ECG Holter monitor, this can be done directly via referral to:

  • ECG Reception
    Cardiac Department
    John Radcliffe Hospital

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