Know Your Numbers Week 2021 is taking place from 6-12 September. As part of this campaign the whole nation is encouraged to Know Their Numbers! We’re focusing on the forgotten pandemic of high blood pressure and a golden opportunity to improve blood pressure control both now and in the future. Whilst we still have a blood pressure machine in our waiting room and you can still have your BP checked with our HCA or clinician, we have been encouraging home monitoring during the pandemic for most of our patients.
Home blood pressure monitoring is an effective and inexpensive way to keep blood pressure under control and the evidence behind it continues to get stronger. It gives you a way to take control of your health, feel confident and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time. It puts you in the driver’s seat, and it really can save lives.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses. Once you Know Your Numbers! you can get support to bring your blood pressure under control and prevent these diseases. Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. It doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check. This year, we want everyone to Know Their Numbers! and find those with undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Please ensure you pop in to our waiting room for your BP measurement and take control of your numbers!