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Here we highlight just some of the events that took place at over 1,000 venues across the UK during Know your Numbers! Week 2016:
Public Health England create a buzz with support of Know Your Numbers!
Public Health England was buzzing with free checks during Know your Numbers! Week 2016. They supported us in the creation of the fantastic 'I know my numbers' boards (as pictured) and ran Pressure Stations across their numerous sites this year.
Jamie Waterall, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Public Health England, said: “Getting a blood pressure check is particularly important for people over the age of 40, when cardiovascular risk generally increases. Going to your NHS Health Check appointment when invited is just one of the ways you can know your numbers and get an idea of your heart health.
“Know Your Numbers! Week is a fantastic prevention initiative. We are happy to be supporting this by setting up blood pressure stations for staff to use in some of our PHE sites.”
Extensive media coverage for Know Your Numbers! Week
The week had tremendous support from the media and the public. National coverage included The Mail, The Sun, Metro and The Mirror, and an in-depth story in The Mail online, and there were dozens of stories on local radio, online and in the local press.
Members of the public could "check out" our free tests at Dane Road Pharmacy in Seaford
While in Seaford, the staff at Dane Road Pharmacy were preparing for a busy week as they set up a Pressure Station in their pharmacy for the public
Visitors of motorway service stations encouraged to Know their Numbers!
We reached out to risk-takers in service stations up and down the country to encourage them to Know their Numbers!
Derek Thomas MP Knows his Numbers!
Dereak Thomas MP for St Ives supported Know Your Numbers! Week this year by getting his blood pressure checked.
The Royal Opera House was among those to learn their blood pressure numbers by hosting a Pressure Station.
Other Pressure Stations included EDF Energy, Bromley Healthcare, One You Ealing, Boots UK and major pharmacy chain Healthy Living Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside.