Hypertension Case-Finding Service
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 (last updated 28 November 2023)
The digital referral system from GP practices for the Hypertension Case-Finding service is currently live – see flowchart for process.
This new pathway aims to:
- Provide updated guidance on the diagnosis and management of hypertension
- Increase awareness of referral links between GP and community pharmacy for hypertension
- Increase access to services for patients
- Optimise identification, monitoring and treatment of hypertension
For any queries, please contact: Itunu Oluremilekun, Prevention Programme Manager, Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB.
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