Free Blood Pressure Checks

Free NHS blood pressure checks are available in all our pharmacies.

Why get your blood pressure checked?

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition which can be controlled to reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.

In the UK there are about five million adults (one in every nine) who have high blood pressure without even knowing it, since high blood pressure itself rarely causes symptoms.

The British Heart Foundation estimates that high blood pressure causes over 50% of heart attacks and strokes.

What does this free NHS blood pressure check involve?

We are offering free NHS blood pressure checks to people aged 40 and over (who do not have a current diagnosis of hypertension) with no appointment necessary.

This involves around 10-15 minutes in the pharmacy consultation room with pharmacy staff.

Depending on your blood pressure reading you may be referred to your GP. The pharmacy staff will guide you through any necessary steps depending on your blood pressure result.

Ask in branch for more information.