Services Database Screening for Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation in Community Pharmacy (Halton Area)

Service ID



In collaboration with Halton St Helens and Knowsley LPC, Halton CCG has developed a pilot service to screen Halton residents for hypertension and atrial fibrillation through community pharmacies.
Clients identified as at risk of developing hypertension will receive advice on reducing their future risk of cardiovascular disease by addressing their modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (such as excess weight, dietary salt or alcohol), supporting a strategy of self- care.
This scheme will offer clients with a clinic blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension from the pharmacy, a pathway that would have traditionally required GP practice input requiring multiple appointments at an earlier stage.

Location of service

Halton, St Helens & Knowsley LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type


Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/05/2016
End date: 31/01/2017




All pharmacists and accredited pharmacy technicians providing the service will be required to attend a training event.

Pharmacists and accredited pharmacy technicians providing the service will be required to complete the post workshop e-assessment on Hypertension provided by CPPE. In addition will be visited staff from Microlife who will be able to offer additional support staff training on the operation of the BP monitoring devices.


This service is available in the Halton area only.