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MPs from all sides of Parliament lend their support to the nation’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.
David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hilsborough, is supporting Know your Numbers! Week 2013
MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hilsborough
“I got to know my numbers almost 20 years ago when I discovered that high blood pressure was the cause of my dizziness. Knowing the truth helps you do something about it and continue life as normal, even when under the most enormous pressure as I was in my eight years in government. Preventing strokes or heart attacks is a benefit of our modern NHS so it is good common sense to get checked out and put things right before it’s too late.”
MP for Livingston
“I am pleased to support Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers!’ week because it is shocking to realise that one in three adults have high blood pressure, yet 5 million of them don’t even know it. This is a health issue that will affect thousands of my constituents so I hope that as many people as possible have a free blood pressure check to reduce their risk.”
MP for Harrow East
“I am supporting Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week from 16th-22nd September because everyone should know their blood pressure. If you haven’t had yours checked in the last year why not take advantage of Blood Pressure UK’s invitation to “Know Your Numbers! and find out yours.”
MP for York Central
“The NHS has made enormous progress in the last ten years dealing with illnesses caused by high blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is a common and serious health condition. Making people more aware of their blood pressure, and treating high blood pressure early has helped to get the death rates down, but they could come down even more. There’s no doubt that many people in York have high blood pressure but don’t know it. That’s why I’m supporting Blood Pressure UK's Know your Numbers! Week and I hope all York residents will use this opportunity to get their free blood pressure check.”
MP for Enfield Southgate
“I am supporting Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week
from 16th-22nd September because it is shocking to realise
that one in three adults has high blood pressure, 5 million of whom do not even
know it. This is a health issue that will affect many of my own constituents so
I hope that as many people as possible have a free blood pressure to reduce
MP for North Leicestershire
“I was delighted to be invited to Mason’s Chemist, North Street, Whitwick to have my blood pressure checked by Nurse Karen and understand the importance of having regular checks and receiving the health advice following the check. I hope that all residents in North West Leicestershire visit their local Chemist where they can receive their free check. It is very convenient to drop into your local Chemist and the staff are friendly and familiar.”
MP for Montgomeryshire
"I am supporting Blood Pressure UK's Know Your Numbers! Week because high blood pressure too often goes unnoticed and it's consequences, such as stroke and heart disease, can be devastating. Taking steps to lower blood pressure is something we can all do to improve our general health."
Nick De Bois
MP for Enfield North
As Co- Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Public Health and Primary Care I have a deep interest in ensuring we all take steps to prevent ill health and improve the quality of our lives. Blood pressure control is a vital step towards avoiding preventable conditions.
I am supporting Blood Pressure UK's Know Your Numbers! Week from 16th-22nd September because taking steps to lower blood pressure is something we can all do to improve our general health. Each year 120,000 adults in the UK have a heart attack or stroke in which high blood pressure is a key factor - that's a preventable stroke or heart attack every 4 minutes. If you want to lower your blood pressure, you can start today with just a handful of changes to your weekly shop - less salt and fat, and more fruit and vegetables - it's as easy as that. To find your nearest 'Pressure Station' for a free check, visit www.bloodpressureuk.org.freebychecks/findfreecheck"
Or for more information, please visit www.bloodpressureuk.org or call 020 7882 6255
MP for Pendle
“It is vital that people get their blood pressure checked as it can have serious consequences for their health. I am glad to see the work being carried out by Blood Pressure UK and was pleased to visit Whitworth Pharmacy in Barnoldswick to get mine checked. I would urge people to do the same for what is a relatively quick test that has massive benefits.”
MP for Wakefield
“High blood pressure is the UK’s biggest silent killer. Each year 120,000 adults in the UK have a heart attack or stroke in which high blood pressure is a key factor - that's one preventable stroke or heart attack every 4 minutes. It’s really important you know your numbers. If you don’t know yours why not take advantage of Blood Pressure UK’s invitation to “Know Your Numbers! and find out yourself. It could help save your life.”
MP for Aberdeen North
"I am supporting Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week from 16-22 September 2013 because high blood pressure often goes unnoticed and its consequences, heart disease and stroke, are devastating. I would urge my constituents to have it checked for free at one of the Pressure Station’s in Aberdeen".
MPs who supported Know your Numbers! Week 2011
To see who backed Blood Pressure UK's Know your Numbers! Week in 2011, click on the link below: