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Know Your Numbers Blood Pressure Testing Week 2009

Know Your Numbers

Blood Pressure Testing Week 2009

Know Your Numbers runs  7 – 14th September 2009

Always keen to support the national awareness week for blood pressure testing this years nationwide event will see free blood pressure checks throughout the UK.  Testing stations, run by professionally qualified volunteers will open their doors to the public to take blood pressure readings and offer advice and information about high blood pressure.

Find your nearest free blood pressure check

To find your nearest Pressure Station, enter your postcode and click ‘Find nearest’!

If you want to speak to someone about blood pressure the bpassoc operate an information line – 020 8772 4994 which is available Monday to Friday. Of course it is likely that the volume of calls will increase during a successful “know your numbers” awareness week.

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Blood Pressure Testing Week 2008 | bpassoc.org.uk

Blood Pressure Testing Week

The Blood Pressure Association – will be holding the National Blood Pressure Testing Week during the period 8th – 14th September 2008.

Part of the ongoing “Know Your Numbers” campaign to highlight of the importance of regularly checking blood pressure the Blood Pressure Testing Week aims not only to raise awareness of the effects of high blood pressure but also to encourage more frequent measuring – both in surgeries and at home.

The bpassoc hopes to better last years blood pressure testing week by supporting and promoting thousands of “Pressure Stations” throughout the UK.

Testing will be carried out by qualified professionals in medical centres, community halls, chemists – both national pharmacy chains and independent chemists along with Occupational Health departments and public event in supermarkets and shopping centres.

Watch out for updates in your area – posters and features in both national and local newspapers and see where you can get your blood pressure measured for free during Blood Pressure Testing Week.

testing weekHigh Blood Pressure is the major cause of stroke and heart disease. Many people have high blood pressure but are unaware of it. The only way to find out is to have your blood pressure checked. The BP Association is a UK org dedicated to helping people understand hypertension and offers support and advice for those with high blood pressure.

Find your nearest free blood pressure check

To find your nearest Pressure Station, enter your postcode and click ‘Find nearest’!