Did you know that you can now have your blood pressure checked for free in a community pharmacy?

We want to prevent 140 heart attacks and 200 strokes across South East London each year by increasing the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure by providing an easy-to-access blood pressure service in community pharmacies

Why do I need my blood pressure checked?

If you have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, it can be controlled to reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.

In the UK, one in every nine adults have high blood pressure without even knowing it, since high blood pressure itself rarely causes symptoms.

The British Heart Foundation estimates that high blood pressure causes over 50% of heart attacks and stroke. Heart attacks and strokes can cause death and disability and in some cases can be prevented.

 

How can I get my blood pressure checked?

In addition to your GP surgery, certain pharmacies in South East London offer free NHS blood pressure checks. Having your blood pressure checked at a pharmacy is quick and easy and often does not require an appointment. The number of pharmacies providing NHS blood pressure checks is increasing all the time. Ask your pharmacist today if they are providing this service.

What does a blood pressure check at the pharmacy involve?

A blood pressure check usually takes around 10-15 minutes in the pharmacy consultation room with the community pharmacist. Following this, you may be invited to take home a blood pressure monitor that measures your blood pressure as you go about your daily life.

Depending on your blood pressure reading, you may be reassured that you have a normal blood pressure or be referred to your GP for appropriate management. The pharmacist will explain any next steps if necessary.

 

Who can access the service?

The service is available to anyone aged over the age of 40 with or without a confirmed diagnosis of high blood pressure. Your pharmacist may also consider people under the age of 40 if they think it is needed.  Your GP may also direct you to the pharmacy for routine blood pressure monitoring or diagnosis of high blood pressure. Ask at your local pharmacy how to access the service.

The following list provides details of the some of the pharmacies in your local area who are already providing this service: Drop into your pharmacy today to see if they are providing the service and find out how you can get your blood pressure checked.

Community pharmacies currently providing this service are listed below*

Bexley

Bellegrove Pharmacy: 225 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RQ Tel: 020 8856 1973
Belvedere Pharmacy: 11 Picardy Street, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5QQ Tel: 02083114087
Day Lewis Chemists: 3-5 The Pantiles, Littleheath Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH Tel: 01322 432879
J G Harrisons Pharmacy (Paydens): 1 Town Square, Erith, Kent, DA8 1RE Tel: 01322 332147
Hayshine Pharmacy: 54 Wrotham Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LN Tel: 020 8303 3616
Lewis Chemists: 62-64 Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, Kent, DA16 3HQ Tel: 020 8317 9783
Lloyds Pharmacy, Stadium Way, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4HW Tel: 01322 520308
Olins Pharmacy: 3 The Oval, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9ER Tel: 020 8300 2851
Ormay Chemist: 224 Bexley Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 3HD Tel: 01322 347796
Roadnight Chemists: 88 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7DU Tel: 020 8300 2632
St. Johns Pharmacy, 16 High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EH Tel: 020 8309 1687
Warren Pharmacy: 24 High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AD Tel: 01322 526470
Well Pharmacy, 297 Brampton Road, Bexley Heath, London, DA7 5QR Tel: 020 8303 3075
Well Pharmacy: 71-79 High Street, Welling, Kent, DA16 1TU Tel: 020 8303 1551

Bromley

Pharmacies offering Blood Pressure Checks

Pharmacy Address1 Address2 Post Code Phone
BLACKWELLS CHEMISTS 245 Croydon Road Beckenham BR3 3PS 02086500417
BOOTS THE CHEMIST Unit B 77-81 High Street Bromley BR1 1JY 02082906958
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 77 Queensway Petts Wood BR5 1DQ 01689821573
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 216 High Street Orpington BR6 0JN 01689821611
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 182 High Street Beckenham BR3 1EW 02086500640
BOOTS THE CHEMIST Glades Shopping Mall High Street BR1 1DN 02084640231
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 90 Station Road West Wickham BR4 0PU 02087771772
Chislehurst Pharmacy 59 Chislehurst Road Chislehurst BR7 5NP 020 8295 0017
CONEY HALL PHARMACY 5 Kingsway Coney Hall BR4 9JB 02084627511
CRAY HILL CHEMIST 88 Cotmandene Crescent St Pauls Cray BR5 2RG 02083007341
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 195 Widmore Road Bromley BR1 2RG 02084600346
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 5 Station Approach Hayes BR2 7EQ 02084625333
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 136 Main Road Biggin Hill TN16 3BA 01959576484
ELDRED DRIVE PHARMACY 25 Eldred Drive Orpington BR5 4PE 01689872522
ELMERS PHARMACY 172 Upper Elmers End Road Beckenham BR3 3DY 02086502967
FARRANTS(EXCEL PHARMACIES) 13 Station Square Petts Wood BR5 1LY 01689820949
GORDON DAVIE CHEMIST 195 Southborough Lane Bromley BR2 8AR 02084673835
HAMLET PHARMACY 45 Anerley Road Anerley SE19 2AS 02087787529
LLOYDSPHARMACY 34 Marion Crescent Poverest Road BR5 2DD 01689826047
LOTUS PHARMACY 119 Croydon Road Elmers End BR3 3RA 02086500491
PAYDENS PHARMACY 399-401 Croydon Road Beckenham BR3 3PR 02086508089
Peters Chemist 15 Bromley Road Beckenham BR3 5NT 02086501731
SCOTTS PHARMACY 7 High Street Bromley BR1 1LF 02084603431
STEVENS CHEMIST 5 High Street Green Street Green BR6 6BG 01689861094
SUPERDRUG STORES 207-215 High Street Orpington BR6 0PS 01689872199
Touchwood Pharmacy 84A London Lane Bromley BR1 4HE 02082498255
WALLACE PRING & CO 40 Chatterton Road Bromley BR2 9QE 02084601897

Pharmacies offering Ambulatory (24 hour) Blood Pressure checks

Pharmacy Address1 Address2 Post Code Phone
BLACKWELLS CHEMISTS 245 Croydon Road Beckenham BR3 3PS 02086500417
BOOTS THE CHEMIST Unit B 77-81 High Street Bromley BR1 1JY 02082906958
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 77 Queensway Petts Wood BR5 1DQ 01689821573
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 216 High Street Orpington BR6 0JN 01689821611
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 182 High Street Beckenham BR3 1EW 02086500640
BOOTS THE CHEMIST Glades Shopping Mall High Street BR1 1DN 02084640231
BOOTS THE CHEMIST 90 Station Road West Wickham BR4 0PU 02087771772
Chislehurst Pharmacy 59 Chislehurst Road Chislehurst BR7 5NP 020 8295 0017
CRAY HILL CHEMIST 88 Cotmandene Crescent St Pauls Cray BR5 2RG 02083007341
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 195 Widmore Road Bromley BR1 2RG 02084600346
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 5 Station Approach Hayes BR2 7EQ 02084625333
DAY LEWIS PHARMACY 136 Main Road Biggin Hill TN16 3BA 01959576484
ELDRED DRIVE PHARMACY 25 Eldred Drive Orpington BR5 4PE 01689872522
FARRANTS(EXCEL PHARMACIES) 13 Station Square Petts Wood BR5 1LY 01689820949
LOTUS PHARMACY 119 Croydon Road Elmers End BR3 3RA 02086500491
PAYDENS PHARMACY 399-401 Croydon Road Beckenham BR3 3PR 02086508089
SCOTTS PHARMACY 7 High Street Bromley BR1 1LF 02084603431
STEVENS CHEMIST 5 High Street Green Street Green BR6 6BG 01689861094
Touchwood Pharmacy 84A London Lane Bromley BR1 4HE 02082498255
WALLACE PRING & CO 40 Chatterton Road Bromley BR2 9QE 02084601897

Greenwich

ASDA Pharmacy: Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, SE7 7ST Tel: 020 8305 4510
Duncans Pharmacy: 193-195 Greenwich High Rd, Greenwich, London, SE10 8JA Tel: 020 8858 1953
First Care Pharmacy: 6 Thames Reach, Thamesmead, London, SE28 0NY Tel: 020 3137 9397
Herbert Pharmacy: 36-38 Herbert Road, Plumstead, London, SE18 3SH Tel: 020 8854 3530
HN Dickinson: 192 Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PH Tel: 020 8850 1138
Kidbrooke Pharmacy: 134 Rochester Way, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, London, SE3 8AR Tel: 020 8319 0115
Mangal Pharmacy: 8 Green Place, Greenwich, London, SE10 0PE Tel: 02083050748
Mangal Pharmacy: 59 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SZ Tel: 020 8850 6860
Mangal Pharmacy: 71 Sherard Road, London, SE9 6ER Tel: 020 8859 0036
Neem Tree Pharmacy: 110 McLeod Road, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 0BS Tel: 020 8311 9003
Pyramid Pharmacy: 66 Powis Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6LQ, Tel: 020 8317 1176
Rose Pharmacy: 24 Creek Road, Deptford, London, SE8 3BN Tel: 020 8469 1711
Stevens Pharmacy: 379 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 2DR Tel: 020 8850 1593
Village Pharmacy: 9 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UG Tel: 020 8858 0907
Well Pharmacy: 27 Court Yard, Eltham, London, SE9 5PR Tel: 020 8859 6908
Well Pharmacy: 2 The Mound, Mottingham, London, SE9 3AZ Tel: 020 8857 0137
Whinchat Pharmacy: 1 Whinchat Road, Broadwater Green, London, SE28 0DZ, Tel: 020 8316 7380
Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy: Equitable House, 10 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6AB Tel: 020 83167977
Worthcare Pharmacy: Gallions Reach Health Centre, Bentham Road, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8BE Tel: 020 8333 5007

Lambeth

Copes Pharmacy: 570 Streatham High Road, Streatham, London, SW16 3QQ Tel: 020 8764 2910
Day Lewis Pharmacy :253 Gipsy Road,West Norwood, London, SE27 9QY Tel: 020 8670 6863
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 136-138 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9HR Tel: 020 77370846
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 9a Gracefield Gardens, London, SW16 2SZ Tel: 020 87697629
Day Lewis Pharmacy:110 Brixton Hill, West Lambeth, London, SW2 1AH Tel: 020 8674 3575
Day Lewis: Palace Rd Surgery, 1a&1b Palace Road, London, SW2 3DY Tel: 020 8674 1896
Hills Pharmacy: 99 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4HQ Tel:  020 7582 6344
Junction Pharmacy: Unit 1, 222 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8SA Tel: 020 7274 7599
Kamsons Pharmacy: The Manor Health Centre, 86 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6EB Tel: 020 7720 4279
Medirex Pharmacy: 28-29 Wilcox Close, South Lambeth, London, SW8 2UD Tel: 020 7622 1893
Millennium Pharmacy: 68 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6BH Tel: 020 7840 0465
Phillips Pharmacy: 70A Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 8JP Tel: 020 86740645
Superdrug Pharmacy: 509 – 513 Norwood Road, Norwood, London, SE27 9DL Tel: 020 8670 3041
Superdrug Pharmacy: 156-158 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UG Tel: 020 7622 0851
Superdrug Pharmacy: 452-456 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8AE Tel: 020 7274 1086

Lewisham

Brook Pharmacy: 109 Chinbrook Road, Lee, London, SE12 9QL Tel: 020 8857 8980
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 443 Downham Way, Downham, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5HS Tel: 020 86972615
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 56-60 Loampit Hill, Lewisham, London, SE13 7SX Tel: 020 86923388
Duncans Chemist: 24 Bromley Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4JX Tel: 020 84601425
Grove Park Pharmacy: 344 Baring Road, Grove Park, London, SE12 0DU Tel: 020 88575904
Lewis Grove Pharmacy: 1 Lewis Grove, Lewisham, London, SE13 6BG Tel: 020 8852 2282
Lloyds Pharmacy: Sainsburys Supermarket, 263 New Cross Road, New Cross Gate, London, SE14 5UL Tel: 020 7732 8873
Medicos Pharmacy: 197 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1DB Tel: 020 8690 6060
Osbon Pharmacy: 179-181 Lewisham Way, Brockley, London, SE4 1UY Tel: 020 8692 2823
Pepys Pharmacy: 2 Golden Hind Place, Grove Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3QG Tel: 020 8691 3799
Superdrug Pharmacy: 138-140 Rushey Green, Catford, London, SE6 4HQ Tel: 020 8690 6482

Southwark

ASDA Pharmacy: 464-504 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5AG Tel: 020 7500 7910
Bonamy Pharmacy: 355 Rotherhithe New Road, Bonamy Estate, London, SE16 3HF Tel: 020 7740 2523
Boots The Chemist:  Hays Galleria, Unit 8-11, Counter Street, London, SE1 9HD Tel: 020 7407 4276
Boots The Chemist: 20 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 5BS      Tel: 020 7639 1544
Boots The Chemist: Unit 11/13, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7LL Tel: 020 7252 0084
Davis Chemist: 10 Crossthwaite Avenue, Sunray Avenue, Camberwell, London, SE5 8ET Tel: 020 7274 9902
Day Lewis Pharmacy: New Health Centre, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8PT Tel: 020 8693 1717
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 13 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8TR Tel: 020 7703 2489
Day Lewis Pharmacy: 34 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0RR Tel: 020 8299 2707
Kristal Pharmacy: 127 – 129 Evelina Road, Nunhead, London, SE15 3HB, Tel: 020 7639 2614
Lings Chemist: 269 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5LU, Tel: 020 7237 3710
Maddock Pharmacy: 5 Maddock Way, Walworth, London, SE17 3NH, SEL: 020 7735 2700
Sheel Pharmacy (Camberwell Branch): 2 Sir John Kirk Close, off Bethwin Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 0BB Tel: 020 7703 6688
Superdrug Pharmacy: Unit 4, Butterfly Walk, Camberwell Green, Camberwell, London, SE5 8RW Tel: 020 7701 9037
Superdrug Pharmacy: 371-375 Walworth Road, Walworth, London, SE17 2AL Tel: 020 7701 2797

*Data from August 2022

Additionally please see the link to the interactive map, which highlights the GP surgeries in South East London and the location of the Community Pharmacies who are actively providing the Blood Pressure Check Service.

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