NHS Hypertension Case Finding 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 Vero Pharmacy comes in. We are working closely with the NHS to help detect and treat patients with hypertension in our community by providing the Hypertension Case-Finding Service in Devon.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension, also known as High Blood Pressure is a common condition whereby the long-term force of blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health severe problems.

About Our Hypertension Service in Devon

This service works to identify people in our community who are at risk of hypertension. Simply book an appointment to get your blood pressure checked and following the results we will assist in giving you healthy living advice as well as sign-post you to the necessary healthcare professionals if needed.


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.

Use the calendar below to book an appointment