Services Database Community Pharmacy Led Hypertension Service

Service ID

333165

Description

Hypertension is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that over 15000 patients in Sheffield already identified as having hypertension are still not achieving blood pressure readings <=150/90mmHg (Public Health England, 2018). With an ageing population and increasing pressures on GPs, it is important to utilise the wealth of skills available in the wider community of healthcare professionals, in order to improve the health economy in our region.
The aim of this service, therefore, is to offer patients an additional avenue through which they can attain adequate blood pressure management. This service utilises the already established relationship between the GP, patient and community pharmacist and allows for the joint management of care by both the GP and community pharmacist. It is envisioned that this service will improve overall patients’ blood pressure control to target levels and reduce workload pressures on general practitioners.

Location of service

Sheffield LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Standard NHS contract

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Cardiovascular

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date: 01/07/2019
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists delivering the service will need to demonstrate that they have participated in ongoing CPD and the following training:

  • Specific hypertension training e.g. CPPE
  • Patient Activation Measure (PAM)

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