Hypertension Screening Service
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Our expert healthcare team can check your blood pressure accurately in the privacy of our consultation room without the need for an appointment.
All adults are at risk of high blood pressure. Many people don’t experience any symptoms, so a check-up is the only way to see if there is a problem.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure also known as hypertension is when the blood pressure is 140/90 or higher over a number of weeks, even when you’re resting.
Your blood pressure usually goes up and down depending on what you’re doing. If your blood pressure stays too high, for too long, then it can cause damage to your body.
People with high blood pressure that is not controlled with medication are at an increased risk of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, heart disease and kidney failure due to the extra strain on the body’s organs.
NHS Hypertension Screening Service
If our pharmacist finds that your blood pressure reading is high and you have not previously been diagnosed with hypertension, they may offer you an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) device to wear. This can automatically measure your blood pressure at regular intervals over a 24 hour period, allowing for a more detailed view of your blood pressure.
What happens next?
If you are diagnosed with high or low blood pressure, then your pharmacist will be able to discuss with you if there are any lifestyle changes that could help your blood pressure or overall heart risk.
If your doctor prescribes medication, then your pharmacist can help you be confident in using your medication safely and effectively and support you with understanding your heart health.
Book an appointment now or contact us for more information!
Book an Appointment
If you cannot see an appointment at a time and day suitable for you, please call the pharmacy and we will do our best to accommodate.