Junction Pharmacy in Brixton, London

NHS Hypertension Service

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of premature death in the United Kingdom. It affects 7 million people and accounts for 1.6 million disability-adjusted life years. One of the biggest risk factors for Cardiovascular disease is Hypertension and it is estimated that over 5.5 million people are living with undiagnosed Hypertension in England alone. Early detection of hypertension is vital in reducing the risk of developing further complications including cardiovascular disease. Over the past two years, levels of detection have fallen due to the impact of COVID-19 on routine blood pressure monitoring; that is where Junction Pharmacy comes in. We are working closely with the NHS to help detect and treat patients with hypertension in our community by providing the NHS Hypertension Service in Brixton, London.


What is Hypertension?

Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure, is a prevalent condition that affects millions worldwide. It is often called the “silent killer” because it often has no noticeable symptoms. If left uncontrolled, hypertension can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, and other serious health complications. Regular monitoring, lifestyle modifications, and appropriate medical interventions are essential in managing hypertension effectively and reducing the associated risks. Taking steps to maintain a healthy blood pressure level can significantly improve overall well-being and longevity.

Our Hypertension Service in Brixton, London

This service works to identify people in our community who are at risk of hypertension. Book an appointment for a blood pressure check, receive healthy living advice, and get referrals if necessary.

The following patients are eligible to receive this service:

  • – Adults 40+ years old who do not have a diagnosis of hypertension
  • – Adults under the age of 40 with a family history of hypertension (this is at our pharmacist’s discretion and appointment availability)
  • – Self-requested adults between the ages of 35-39 (this is at our pharmacist’s discretion and appointment availability)

Please note we are unable to provide this service to patients who already have their blood pressure monitored regularly by a healthcare professional.

Take Control of Your Health with Our NHS Blood Pressure Check in Brixton

At Junction Pharmacy, we understand the importance of monitoring your blood pressure regularly for maintaining good health. Our dedicated NHS hypertension service offers comprehensive blood pressure checks to help you stay on top of your well-being. Don’t wait—take control of your health today by contacting us for an NHS blood pressure check in Brixton, London!