White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
The condition is not uncommon, with as many as 1 in 8 people experiencing White Coat Syndrome.
As well as being potentially upsetting for patients, higher blood pressure as the result of White Coat Syndrome can lead to procedures or treatments being postponed or cancelled where a higher blood pressure reading indicates a potential risk.
At Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, we will do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations, including:
Please allow more time for your journey over the next few days due to Glastonbury Festival starting on Wednesday 26th June 2019.
All appointments remain as planned.
If for any reason you are delayed in your journey please call our dedicated Festival line on 01749 33 3697 and we can ensure your appointment can go ahead and notify the relevant department on your behalf.