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.
High 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’!