NHS Blood Pressure Check

Visit your local Allied Pharmacy to take advantage of our health services.

About this service

What is the NHS Blood Pressure Check service? 

Hypertension, otherwise referred to as high blood pressure, is a common condition that can often go undetected. The NHS Blood Pressure Check service checks for levels of high blood pressure and therefore, advises individuals on healthy habits and lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure. 


Who can access this service? 

Individuals who can access this service are:  

  • Those who are aged 40 and over  
  • Those who have not yet been diagnosed with hypertension or a similar health condition 
  • Those who are under the age of 40 and have a family history of hypertension  


What will my consultation be like? 

When you visit a local Allied Pharmacy to access our NHS Blood Pressure Check service, the following stages will occur:  

  •  Consultation 

A face-to-face meeting will be held in a private consultation room, where a competent member of staff (specially trained in this field) can measure your blood pressure.  


  • Results 

Once the test has been completed, your results will be checked and discussed with you. 

  •  Recommendations 

If the check returns as a ‘normal’ reading, it is then recommended that you have your blood pressure checked again within five years. 

  •  Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) 

If your blood pressure reading is high, then an ABPM check will be offered to you. A member of staff will fit you with the ABPM device for you to take with you. This will take more readings over a longer period of time to determine if further action is needed.  


  • GP 

During the private consultation when the ABPM was fitted, the member of staff will have discussed a date and time for you to return to the pharmacy to discuss your results and hand in the machine. Your results will be given and will determine whether further action is needed. If this is the case, a follow-up appointment will be issued with your GP.  


What is the purpose of this service? 

Did you know it is estimated around 5.5 million people, in the country, are undiagnosed with hypertension? With cardiovascular disease being one of the leading causes of premature death in England, the need for the NHS Blood Pressure Check service is vital, in order to save lives. 


How can a pharmacist help? 

At Allied Pharmacies, our pharmacists can provide FREE blood pressure checks for eligible patients. By choosing a pharmacist as your first point of call, can avoid excess waiting times and the hassle of booking an appointment with your GP.  


How can I access this service? 

You can find an Allied Pharmacy that provides this service by entering your postcode above. This will give you with a list of nearby pharmacies with their addresses and opening hours. 

You can also look for an Allied Pharmacy here, where you will find contact details such as a phone number, email address and directions. This will enable you to contact your local pharmacy for any queries or information regarding our NHS Blood Pressure Check service and more. 

Locations offering this service

Acklam Road Pharmacy

89 Acklam Road, Middlesborough,

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Allied Pharmacy - Gloucester

28 Southgate Street, Gloucester,

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Allied Pharmacy - Green Lane

17 Green Lane, Tuebrook, Liverpool,
L13 7DT

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