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Lowering the UK's blood pressure for life is an ambitious goal. But one that we believe we can achieve. We make a difference by:

  • preventing the loss of a family member or loved one by improving the prevention and detection of high blood pressure (see our case studies)
  • preventing unnecessary strokes and heart attacks (and therefore early death and disability) by helping people to control and lower their blood pressure (shown by results of our survey)
  • helping people with high blood pressure to feel more confident, knowledgeable and in control of their condition (shown by results of our survey)
  • improving awareness among people at high risk of high blood pressure (e.g. African Caribbean, South Asian and the over 50s), by targeting these groups through community initiatives and the media
  • helping people with high blood pressure feel less isolated and confused (shown by letters of thanks about our magazine Positive Pressure)
  • improving the relationship between patients and health professionals, encouraging discussion and concordance with medicines (shown by feedback from our medicines information projects and our Know Your Numbers!® Week campaign).

The numbers - how we are doing

As we work to achieve our goal of lowering the nation's blood pressure for life, Blood Pressure UK:

  • sent out more than a million pieces of information in the past year
  • has over 2,000 members
  • reaches more than 5,000 health professionals
  • receives visits from 1 million people through its web site every year
  • produces more than 40 different publications on all aspects of managing high blood pressure
  • provides free blood pressure checks to thousands of people during its annual Know your Numbers!® Week
  • works with hundreds of health professional volunteers who run Pressure Stations during Know your Numbers!®.

"The BPA has had a terrific part in my life and the way I now lead my life. Without it's helpful information I would still be worrying."

Mohamed Hanif Gire, Lancashire

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