Know Your Numbers.jpgThis year is the 21st anniversary of Know your Numbers! Week.

It takes place from 6th to 12th September and encourages everyone to Know Your Numbers when it comes to blood pressure checks.

This year’s focus is on the forgotten pandemic of high blood pressure and a golden opportunity to improve blood pressure control both now and in the future.

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, as there’s no need to visit your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist in person. It puts you in the driver’s seat, and it really can save lives.

This year, we want everyone to Know Their Numbers! and find those with undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure. The campaign:

  • encourages the nation to use a simple and reliable blood pressure monitor to measure their blood pressure at home
  • and take the necessary steps if their reading is considered high
  • raise awareness about the risks of high blood pressure.

Home monitoring offers a way for you to take control of your health, feel confident, and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time. It gives you a practical way to Know Your Numbers! without visiting your GP or pharmacist, 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. 

Visit the online measuring your blood at home resources hub to download our range of home blood pressure monitoring resources for this Know Your Numbers! Week and beyond. 

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