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NHS Blood Pressure Check Service

Free blood pressure checks to detect and manage hypertension, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a critical condition that forces your heart to exert extra effort to circulate blood throughout your body. If left unmanaged, it can cause the arteries to become rigid and narrow, increasing the likelihood of fatty deposits accumulating and leading to heart and circulatory diseases, heart attacks, or strokes. For more detailed information on hypertension, visit the NHS website.

Why use the NHS Blood Pressure Check Service?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) ranks among the foremost causes of early mortality in England. Hypertension, the primary risk factor for CVD, also stands as one of the top five contributors to premature death and disability nationwide. Timely identification and treatment of hypertension are crucial for lowering CVD risk through the interventions provided by your GP. It is estimated that 5.5 million individuals in England live with undiagnosed hypertension.

Is the NHS Blood Pressure Check Service Suitable for me? 

Eligible patients for this service include:

• Individuals aged 40 or older without a current hypertension diagnosis.

• Individuals referred by their GP for blood pressure measurement.

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How It Works

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Step 1

Review the eligibility criteria online for our Blood Pressure Checking Service, or visit us and speak with our friendly team to see if you qualify.

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Step 2

If you meet our eligibility requirements, you're welcome to take advantage of our hassle-free booking process online, or feel free to drop by in person at any time that suits you!

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Step 2

Our pharmacist will begin with an initial consultation in a private room, during which blood pressure measurements will be taken. Following this, they will discuss your results with you and provide advice.

How long does it take?

The initial blood pressure assessment typically takes between 10 to 15 minutes. If a 24-hour blood pressure monitoring is deemed necessary, your healthcare provider will discuss the details and procedure with you.

Where is this service available?

This service is currently available only in England.

How will the Blood Pressure Check Service help me?

The Hypertension Case Finding Service provides a valuable opportunity to assess your blood pressure and determine if it falls within low, normal, or high ranges. Our experienced healthcare professionals will offer personalized advice on managing your blood pressure and, if necessary, refer you to your GP for further evaluation. Should your GP prescribe a new medication, you can return to us for comprehensive support and guidance through our New Medicine Service.

Benefits

- Confidential: Speak to our healthcare professional in a private consultation room

- Free: This is an NHS service and is free of charge to eligible patients

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