Hypertension case-finding service

The Hypertension case-finding service was commissioned as an Advanced service from 1st October 2021.

In public-facing communications, the service is described as the NHS Blood Pressure Check Service.

Please note, CPE’s page has been updated to reflect the service requirements from 1st December 2023; please see their news story for further details. 

From 1st December 2023, the service should be provided by suitably trained and competent pharmacy staff. On the CPE page, the term “pharmacy staff” will be used to denote pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other non-registered members of the pharmacy team. 

Click the following link to Find a pharmacy that offers blood pressure checks

Visit CPE for more info on the following:

  • Introduction & Webinars
  • Service specification and other documentation
  • Getting ready to provide the service
  • Providing the service
  • Funding and claiming payment
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources and statistics

CPE reminder article series:

Publicity campaign launched 11th March 2024:

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), launched an NHS campaign to encourage members of the public who could be living with undiagnosed high blood pressure to get their blood pressure checked at a participating pharmacy.

Pharmacies can order a free printed pharmacy campaign pack from the Campaign Resource Centre to promote and support the campaign.

In addition, DHSC has also advised that find a pharmacy cards and multicultural resources (TV, radio and social media content) are now available and can be ordered separately, in addition to the pharmacy toolkits.

Virtual Outcomes HCFS training (updated for the new services spec)

  • Do you and your team know that this new service means that GP Practices can send patients to your pharmacy for blood pressure checks?
  • Do you know how much your pharmacy will get paid for doing the checks?
  • Would you like some ideas about how to proactively approach patients in your pharmacy about the service?
  • Are you clear about how to implement the service and the actions you and your team need to take?
  • The course is split over two modules to support the delivery of the service

Updated HCFS VO Course Flyer

New course for May 2022 – Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial Fibrillation – CP

Local Pilot

Please click here to view more info on the Optical Referral into Community Pharmacy for the Hypertension Case Finding Service – Pilot across all areas.

Blood Pressure Check Information Leaflet – English to Multiple Language Translation

The information leaflet to support the Hypertension Service is now available in several different languages and can be accessed via the link below which takes you to our website.

PDF versions of Bengali and Farsi are also available in case some of the characters don’t display correctly.

Blood pressure checks at pharmacies – English-24.03.23

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Farsi

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Farsi (pdf)

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – French

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Gujarati

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Kurdish (Sorani)

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Latvian

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Lithuanian

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Pashto

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Polish

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Portuguese

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Punjabi

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Romanian

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Slovak

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Spanish

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Urdu

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Russian

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Arabic

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Bengali

bp_checks_at_pharmacies – Bengali (pdf)