blood pressure testing

Blood Pressure Testing

Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) affects 1 in 3 adults in the UK?* If left untreated, it can lead to heart problems, strokes and damage to other vital organs. Therefore, it's crucial to be aware of the risks and how you can reduce them.

That's where we can help, visit us at your local LloydsPharmacy store and have your blood pressure checked.

What happens during the Blood Pressure Check?

A member of our trained pharmacy staff will take your blood pressure in the privacy of a consultation room. Your result will be explained to you and you will be offered any advice and support needed to manage your blood pressure. If appropriate, we may refer you to your doctor.

"Over 5 million people in England are unaware they have high blood pressure.*"

Who is this service for?

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. Although all adults are at risk, people who fall into any of the below categories are at a higher risk of increased blood pressure:

  • You're older - more than 50% of people over the age of 60 have high blood pressure
  • You have a family history of high blood pressure or heart disease
  • You're overweight and don't do much exercise
  • You're of Asian or African-Caribbean descent
  • You drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day for women, or 3-4 units for men
  • Your diet includes a lot of salt - processed foods are often high in salt
  • You don't eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day

Our pharmacy team will be happy to discuss any blood pressure concerns you have.

The LloydsPharmacy Blood Pressure check is not available to people who fall into the following categories:

  • Those under 16
  • Pregnant women
  • Those who have had a mastectomy
  • Those who have had their lymph glands removed
  • Those who have fistulas

In these cases, please speak to your doctor if you have any blood pressure concerns. Visit our blood pressure page for more information.

Did you know that you can now collect Nectar points in LloydsPharmacy stores within Sainsbury’s? This includes our pharmacy services too so you can collect 50 points for a free service or 100 points for a paid service.*

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can have your blood pressure checked at any LloydsPharmacy. No appointment is usually needed; just call in and ask one of our pharmacy team.

 

The check-up will only take a few minutes, but our staff member will take as long as required to answer any questions you have.

 

Yes, this particular service costs £3** which will be taken in store at the time of your appointment.

 

Visit your local LloydsPharmacy and ask for your check-up.

 
LloydsPharmacy Health Services

*Blood Pressure UK: Blood Pressure Facts and Figures, January 2017

*nhs.uk/conditions/Blood-pressure-(high)/Pages/Introduction.aspx

**Please be aware that prices may vary. The Selfridges Concession in London charges £10 for this service.