Hypertension Case Finding Service

Hypertension - more commonly known as high blood pressure - is a serious condition where your heart consistently works harder to pump blood around your body. If untreated, the arteries can stiffen and narrow, making it easier for fatty material to clog them up and cause heart, circulatory diseases or heart attack and stroke. More information on hypertension is available on the NHS website.

Why use the Hypertension Case Finding Service?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of premature death in England. Hypertension is the biggest risk factor for CVD and is one of the top five risk factors for all premature deaths and disability in England. Early detection, and subsequent treatment, of hypertension is vital in reducing the risk of CVD via the subsequent treatments available from your GP.  We are offering the Hypertension Case Finding Service to help early detection of the issue.

Is the Hypertension Case Finding Service for me?

Patients eligible for this service:

  • You are aged 40 years or older and do not currently have a diagnosis of hypertension.
  • You are under 40 but have a recognised family history of hypertension (depending on pharmacist discussion)
  • You have been referred by your GP for the measurement of blood pressure.
  • 1

    Visit in store and ask our team about the Blood Pressure Checking Service to see if you are eligible

  • 2

    The pharmacist will conduct a consultation and will take blood pressure measurements

  • 3

    The pharmacist will discuss your results with you and will offer advice

    Where indicated, you might be offered a blood pressure monitor for you to take home, to monitor your blood pressure measurements in more detail over a 24-hour period

How long will this take?

The initial blood pressure check will take between 10-15 minutes. If you require the 24 hour blood pressure monitoring your pharmacist will discuss this with you.

How will the Hypertension Case Finding Service help me?

The Hypertension Case Finding Service will give you the opportunity to understand what your blood pressure reading is and whether it is in the low, normal or high range. Our team will then be able to advise you accordingly on ways to manage your blood pressure, and where required can refer you back to your GP.