15 Sep 2017
One You Ealing, a primary care physical health service delivered by West London Mental Health NHS Trust, is supporting Blood Pressure UK’s flagship ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign (18 – 24 September) and urging Ealing residents to get their blood pressure checked for free.
‘Know Your Numbers’ encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and provides checks for around 250,000 adults across the UK. Out of the 800 blood pressure checks carried out nationally during the campaign last year, One You Ealing carried out 371 of these, amounting to nearly 50% of the total figure.
In Ealing, ‘Pressure Stations’ will be located throughout the community including pharmacies, leisure centres and places of worship. Volunteers hosting the Pressure Stations will provide information and advice on simple steps to keep blood pressure under control, and will measure your blood pressure accurately.
Johnny Nota, Service Manager for One You Ealing, said: “Around 1 in 3 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, and we want to remind everyone that their health matters. We are very pleased to support the ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign and deliver blood pressure stations again following our success last year.
“Blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer’, but we are very much hoping to make some noise to ensure Ealing residents get theirs checked and beat our record from last year.”
To find your nearest blood pressure station, visit: www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/kyn/Home/Freebpchecks/Findfreecheck