Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) affects 1 in 3 adults in the UK?* If left untreated, it can lead to heart problems, strokes and damage to other vital organs. Therefore, it's crucial to be aware of the risks and how you can reduce them. That's where we can help, visit us at your local LloydsPharmacy store and have your blood pressure checked.
What happens during the Blood Pressure Check?
A member of our trained pharmacy team will take your blood pressure in the privacy of a consultation room. Your result will be explained to you and you will be offered any advice and support needed to manage your blood pressure. If appropriate, we may refer you to your doctor.
Who is this service for?
All adults are at risk of high blood pressure. Many people don't experience any symptoms, so a check-up is the only way to see if there is a problem.
Although all adults are at risk, people who fall into any of the below categories are at a higher risk of increased blood pressure:
- You're older - more than 50% of people over the age of 60 have high blood pressure
- You have a family history of high blood pressure or heart disease
- You're overweight and don't do much exercise
- You're of Asian or African-Caribbean descent
- You drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day for women, or 3-4 units for men
- Your diet includes a lot of salt - processed foods are often high in salt
- You don't eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
Our pharmacy team will be happy to discuss any blood pressure concerns you have.
The LloydsPharmacy Blood Pressure Check is not available to people who fall into the following categories:
- Those under 16
- Pregnant women
- Those who have had a mastectomy
- Those who have had their lymph glands removed
- Those who have fistulas
Keeping you safe when you visit us
During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that our pharmacists can provide services, care and advice to you safely. Here are some of the things we are doing to keep you safe.
We're providing the service in line with the Government guidance on social distancing.
Our colleagues will be wearing PPE.
We will be aiming to limit the time you spend in contact with our pharmacists in our consultation room.
We will clean the consultation room before and after every appointment.
Blood pressure testing frequently asked questions
Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
You can have your blood pressure checked at any LloydsPharmacy. No appointment is usually needed; just call in and ask one of our pharmacy team of if you'd like you can book in advance with our booking form.
How long will it take?
The check-up will only take 15 minutes, but our pharmacy team will take as long as required to answer any questions you have.
Does this check-up cost anything?
Yes, this particular service costs £7.50** which will be taken in store at the time of your appointment.
What do I do next?
*Blood Pressure UK: Blood Pressure Facts and Figures, January 2017 *nhs.uk/conditions/Blood-pressure-(high)/Pages/Introduction.aspx
**Please be aware that prices may vary. The Selfridges Concession in London charges more for this service.
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