We are an independent charity and our partnerships help us to reach as many people as possible.
We work closely with government organisations such as Public Health England and charities including the British Heart Foundation, The Stroke Association and Heart UK.
We also work with a small selection of companies who share our aim of helping people take control of their lifestyle, their blood pressure and their long-term health. Below are some of the companies we work with.
Eating a diet high in salt directly raises blood pressure. We actively encourage people to eat less salt, both on a national level by campaigning for better manufacturing processes, and for individuals by raising awareness and recommending other flavours in cooking instead of salt.
We realise that it can be hard to remove salt from your diet completely. We work with LoSalt because they share our message – remove salt from your diet if you can, but if this is proving too difficult then cut down to less than the 6g a day maximum recommended by the Department of Health.
LoSalt is low in sodium, the part of salt that raises your blood pressure, so you can use it to help lower your daily sodium intake.
You will see the Blood Pressure UK logo on LoSalt tubs and information leaflets to help raise awareness of the importance of reducing sodium and salt as part of a healthy diet.
Visit the LoSalt website for details.
Staying on top of your blood pressure medication is vital to your long term health. That’s why we’re proud to work with LloydsDirect, an app and website that makes it easier to manage your medicine.
With LloydsDirect, you can order your repeat prescriptions online and get your medicine delivered – for free. Or if you prefer to see a friendly face, you can choose to collect your medicine from your local LloydsPharmacy instead.
There’s a simple view in your account of all your medicines, and when any of them run low, you’ll receive a reminder to order more. And with the mobile app, you’ll even get automated reminders to take each dose.
LloydsDirect is completely free to use, and doesn’t cost the NHS anything extra. All you need is to be registered at a GP surgery in England.
To learn more and sign up for free, visit the LloydsDirect website.
May Measurement Month (MMM)
May Measurement Month (MMM) is the global campaign led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) to raise awareness of the need to get your blood pressure checked.
MMM builds on the World Hypertension League’s (WHL) established World Hypertension Day, held on 17 May each year, with health professionals volunteering to offer free blood pressure measurements at local screening sites around the world.
After three successful years, over 4.2 million people were screened in almost 100 countries and almost 1 million people identified with untreated or inadequately treated hypertension. Over 90 countries have signed up to take part, aiming to test 1 million people.
May Measurement Month is supported by Blood Pressure UK.
Visit the MMM website for details.