Know Your Numbers Week! 2017
25 augustus 2017
Know your Numbers! is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness
campaign. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood
pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and
maintain a healthy blood pressure.
The highlight is Know your Numbers! Week, the nation's largest
annual blood pressure testing and awareness event. This takes place
from 18th - 24th September and provides free checks for around
250,000 adults across the UK.
Since its launch in 2001, Know your Numbers! Week has ensured
more than 1.5million people have had their blood pressure checked
so that they know their blood pressure numbers in the same way as
their height and weight.
It's success was recognised at The Charity Awards 2008 when Know
your Numbers! Week won the healthcare category.
Know your Numbers! Week involves hundreds of nationwide
organisations signing up to provide free blood pressure tests and
information at venues known as Pressure Stations.
Pressure Stations are located throughout the community including
pharmacies, workplaces, GP surgeries, hospitals, health clubs,
leisure centres, shopping centres and supermarkets.
Find a Pressure Station near you. If there isn't a
Pressure Station near you, we would encourage you to pop along to
your local pharmacy as many do offer blood pressure checks as part
of their service, visit your GP or use a home blood pressure
monitor if you have one.