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An Advanced Service to support the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for prevention of cardiovascular disease
Pharmacies providing the service:
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This service will have 2 stages
Contractors opting to provide the service must provide both stages of it, where clinically required. It is not possible to just provide stage 1 - clinic BP readings and not provide stage 2 - ABPM.
Service Specification: Download here
From September 2023, Pharmacies providing the service must have an approved IT solution in place for recording consultations.
The fees for this service are as follows:
ABPM Completion Incentive
The incentive fees across years 3, 4 and 5 of CPCF for the service to encourage delivery of ABPM.
Pharmacies will need to reach a threshold number of ABPMs provided to trigger the incentive payment:
ABPM should be offered to all patients who are clinically indicated (have had a high BP result as part of their clinical check).
Pharmacies who sign up after year 2021/22 must achieve the ABPM activity threshold specified for the given financial year and will receive £1,000 as a first payment. If a contractor signs up in year 3 and fails to do 5 ABPMs, they can earn £1,000 by doing 15 ABPMs in year 4.
The incentive payments will be funded separately by NHSE&I to incentivise case finding in line with the ambition outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.
BP meter & ABPM meter
Equipment used to deliver the service must be validated by the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), so contractors must use a ‘normal’ BP meter and an ABPM which are included on one of the two following BIHS lists:
The service must be delivered by the pharmacist (ongoing discussions). To provide the service, pharmacists must:
Additional optional training
CPPE hypertension gateway page of the CPPE website.
For further information visit the Hypertension Case Finding page on the CPE website.