The NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service supports risk identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
This service will:
- identify people over the age of 40 who have previously not been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), and to refer those with suspected hypertension for appropriate management.
- promote healthy behaviours to service users.
- refer people identified as likely to have high blood pressure to general practice, for ongoing care to manage their blood pressure.