White Coat Syndrome

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.

How we can help

At Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, we will do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations, including:

For more information about how we can help, or to get referred to us, speak to our friendly team on
0333 321 8269, or use this page’s enquiry form.

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Please note: this form does not start the referral process – ask your GP to refer you to us if this is your choice. This form can be used to enquire about being referred to us or request further information about a treatment.

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