Serving our Community/ Know your Blood Pressure
Raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes
Know your Blood Pressure
Every year, in partnership with The Stroke Association, we join with scores of Rotary Clubs across the UK to run a 'Know your Blood Pressure Day'.
The event takes place in the town centre and offers the public a free blood pressure monitoring service with information and advice on stroke related health issues assisted by a small team of GPs and nurses.
It is estimated that around 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure, and around a third are unaware of this. At least 40% of strokes could be prevented each year if people checked their blood pressure and took steps to control it.