Hypertension Case-Finding Service

Updated: 06/07/2023

The Hypertension case-finding service is an advanced service which commenced on 1 October 2021. There are two sections to this service:

  • Identify people with high blood pressure aged 40 years or older (who have previously not had a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension). By exception under 40 years can be provided the service as per service specification under pharmacist discretion.
  • At the request of a general practice, undertake ad hoc blood pressure clinic measurements and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM).

CPH have been working to agree a pathway for General practice referrals and we are pleased to confirm that from 1 October GP practices in Herts Five and Potters Bar PCN will have access to refer patients from their EMIS system into Pharmoutcomes for blood pressure clinic checks or Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring to a pharmacy that is registered for the service.  Full details of the Hypertension Case-Finding service can be found on the CPE website.

Community Pharmacies registered to provide blood pressure checks and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) in Hertfordshire (updated 27 June 2024)

Hypertension Case-Finding Service update and changes video
Hypertension Case-Finding Service Presentation
Hypertension Flowchart

The digital referral system from GP practices for the Hypertension Case-Finding service is currently live – see flowchart for process.

Hypertension Service integrated pathway

This new pathway aims to:

  1. Provide updated guidance on the diagnosis and management of hypertension
  2. Increase awareness of referral links between GP and community pharmacy for hypertension
  3. Increase access to services for patients
  4. Optimise identification, monitoring and treatment of hypertension

For any queries, please contact: Itunu Oluremilekun, Prevention Programme Manager, Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB.

For more details on this please refer to the following:

Blood Pressure Campaign materials

Campaign resources can be obtained from the Campaign Resource Centre for community pharmacy teams to support the ongoing Department of Health and Social Care blood pressure campaign.

The printed pharmacy pack for order comprises:

  • 1 x A5 size counter display unit
  • 2 x A4 poster
  • 1 x A4 pharmacy briefing document
  • 50 post consultation cards
  • 200 ‘credit card’ sized pharmacy bag inserts

 Additional digital materials include:

  • Digital screens •Social media •Digital partner print files •Communications toolkit

If your pharmacy delivers the NHS Blood Pressure Check Service, please ensure your details are up to date in the look up-tool and order free campaign resources from the Campaign Resource Centre.