NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service

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The NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service offers free blood pressure checks and lifestyle advice for people aged 40 and over, to help identify hypertension (high blood pressure) and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) – which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.




The Rohpharm Pharmacy serves a diverse community in Newham, London. It was one of the first sites to offer the NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service as part of the NHS England and NHS Improvement Pharmacy Integration Programme pilot, which began in early 2020, before becoming a national service in October 2021.

Pharmacy teams offer free opportunistic blood pressure checks to people aged 40 and over who might be visiting the pharmacy. The pharmacy team will engage with people to promote healthy living messages. The team also completes blood pressure checks for people referred specifically to the service by their GP.