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 a Care UK Treatment Centre, we will do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations, including:
Along with all Independent Sector healthcare providers we are currently supporting NHS England during the Coronavirus crisis. This has sadly meant that any patients who were scheduled to visit us have had their treatment postponed. While we are not yet able to give patients a revised surgery date, we are doing our utmost to get through the impact of this pandemic and re-open at the earliest opportunity.
For more information on our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, please view the message from our Chief Executive, Jim Easton.