Local Pharmacy Service

Local Pharmacy Service

Free Blood pressure Checks


Why get your blood pressure checked? 

  • High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition which can be controlled to reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.
  • In the UK there are about five million adults (one in every nine) who 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 strokes. 


What does this free NHS blood pressure check involve? 


Free Blood Pressure Checks

Pharmacies in South Tyneside are offering free NHS blood pressure checks.

Takes only 10-15mins

This involves around 10-15 minutes in the pharmacy consultation room with a 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. 

GP Referrals

Depending on your blood pressure reading you may be referred to your GP. 

Medical Advice

The pharmacist will guide you through any necessary steps depending on your blood pressure result.


See below to arrange your blood pressure check via your local pharmacy

ASDA Pharmacy (South Shields)

Carters Chemist & Travel Clinic

Whiteleas Pharmacy

Horsley Hill Pharmacy

Darlings Pharmacy

Darlings Pharmacy

Flagg Court Pharmacy

Knights Pharmacy

Edinburgh Road Pharmacy

Boustead Chemist

Glen Street Pharmacy

Cohen's Chemist

Cohens Chemist

East Boldon Village Pharmacy

Cleadon Village Pharmacy