Pharmacies expected to deliver 15m blood pressure checks by 2026

Analysis by the CCA has found that pharmacies will deliver an estimated 15m blood pressure checks by 2026, preventing up to 15,000 heart attacks and strokes. The CCA found that almost 600,000 blood pressure checks had been administered by pharmacies in the first year of the NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service, preventing 600 future heart attacks and strokes. Of these checks, nearly half (44%) were delivered in the 30% most deprived areas in England.

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