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Find out what your blood pressure is and reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases.

Doctor checking patient's blood pressure

Today is the start of Know Your Numbers! Week - UK's biggest campaign organised by Blood Pressure UK encouraging people to get their blood pressure tested. This year's theme is Measure. Modify. Manage.

Measure your blood pressure to see if it’s under control

Modify your lifestyle if necessary

Manage your blood pressure and your health to beat ‘the silent killer’


Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check. High blood pressure is a serious health problem, as it can lead to stroke, heart attack and circulatory diseases. It can also increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease, and vascular dementia. So the more you know about your blood pressure, the more you can do to take steps to look after yourself and lead a long and healthy life.

A blood pressure check is simple, quick and painless. It can save your life too.

Have a look at our 'Understanding blood pressure' booklet to find out more about high blood pressure is, how it can be lowered with lifestyle changes and treatments, and how to measure blood pressure at home.

Understanding blood pressure
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Older man checking his blood pressure


Would you like to provide your staff with extra information, support and encouragement they need to make positive lifestyle changes? Then why not book one of our Employee Health Checks - onsite health checks designed to give employees a better understanding of their health, wellbeing and risks. Employee Health Checks can help to find staff with undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure so they can get the treatment and support they need to bring it under control.

Get in touch with us to find out more!


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