NHS blood pressure checks service
It is estimated that 5.5 million people have undiagnosed hypertension in the UK*. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, does not often have symptoms but can lead to more serious problems like cardiovascular disease. We can help with early detection and treatment of hypertension, as well as offer advice to help you maintain a healthy heart.
- An adult over the age of 40 who has not previously been diagnosed with hypertension
- An adult under the age of 40 who has a recognised family history of hypertension
- You are aged between 35 and 39 and have been assessed as eligible for the service by our pharmacist
- You have been referred by your GP for a blood pressure check or ambulatory blood pressure measurement
What happens during the blood pressure checks service?
Our pharmacist will invite you to a face-to-face consultation and your blood pressure measurement will be taken
Our pharmacist will discuss your results and explain next steps
You will be given a copy of your results to take home
If your blood pressure is higher than140/90mmHg, you will be offered 24-hour blood pressure monitoring known as ABPM