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Square default logo Blood pressure pill might help to fight Alzheimer’s disease
17 June 2019

A new study by scientists in the Netherlands has found that a cheap blood pressure pill could slow down Alzheimer's disease by improving flow of blood to parts of the brain linked to memory.

Square default logo BPUK Chairman receives CBE
8 June 2019

We are delighted to announce that Blood Pressure UK's Chairman Professor Graham MacGregor has been awarded a CBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. 

Square default logo Well done Marathon Paul
23 May 2019

Kent father of two Paul had a fantastic run at the London Marathon this April, raising over £3,000 for our lifesaving work

Square default logo LoSalt respond to draft NICE hypertension guidelines
12 April 2019

LoSalt respond to the proposed changes to salt substitutes in the draft NICE hypertension guidelines

Square default logo Children’s meals still far too salty
6 April 2019

Salt Awareness Week 2019 highlighted the troubling amount of salt hidden in children’s restaurant meals

Square default logo 20 years of Salt Awareness Week
6 April 2019

Campaign group Action on Salt commemorate 20 years of their annual awareness-raising campaign 

Square default logo The medicines that are bad for our hearts
4 April 2019

Many over-the-counter soluble medicines contain so much salt they put your heart health at risk

Square default logo Free workshop on new ways to manage blood pressure
4 April 2019

UK researchers have just finished a study looking at new ways for people to manage their own blood pressure, see what they found out at this free workshop

Square default logo Would you like to test drive our new website?
4 April 2019

We’re making a shiny new website and we’d love your feedback to make it useful for you and others who want to look after their blood pressure


Square default logo Pharmacies give over 30,000 blood pressure checks every week
4 April 2019

A new survey of community pharmacies reveals the central role they play in tackling the UK’s blood pressure epidemic, and shows their potential to improve the Nation’s health even more


Square default logo Take part in May Measurement Month 2019
3 April 2019

Be a part of the global campaign taking on high blood pressure, giving free blood pressure checks around the world.

Square default logo Register your interest to take part in Know Your Numbers! Week 2019
3 April 2019

Get involved with the Nation’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event this September and register your interest today.


Square default logo "It's going well." Our Marathon runner Paul gets ready for the big day
3 April 2019

Paul from Kent clocks up the miles as he gears up for the London Marathon.

Square default logo Come to the UK’s leading primary care conference for free this November
3 April 2019

Places are now available for the 2019 Issues & Answers Conference for health professionals


Square default logo Public Health England Release CVD Ambitions
14 February 2019

First Ever National Ambitions To Tackle Major Causes Of Heart Attack, Stroke And Dementia


Square default logo Intensive blood pressure treatment could help to protect brain health
6 February 2019

New study shows that lowering blood pressure to below 120mmHg could lower the risk of cognitive impairment


Square default logo Meet our Marathon runner Paul
5 February 2019

Paul Young is stepping up a gear from casual jogger to Marathon runner for Blood Pressure UK


Square default logo Come to a free seminar on high blood pressure
5 February 2019

Imperial College London are a hosting seminar on 28 February in London, register today – all are welcome

Square default logo Get involved in Salt Awareness Week 2019
5 February 2019

The 20th annual Salt Awareness Week will take place this March, and you could be part of it. Order your posters by 18 February


Square default logo We talk blood pressure on Radio 4’s Inside Health
5 February 2019

We join an expert discussion of the major topics in high blood pressure right now


Square default logo A diet fit for 10 billion
5 February 2019

The win win diet that’s healthy for the body and healthy for the planet, as the population heads towards 10 billion people



Square default logo “I’ve had so much more veg”
5 February 2019

Our CEO Katharine went vegetarian throughout January for Veganuary, here’s how she got on 

Square default logo High blood pressure and ‘unhealthy’ shopping centres
23 January 2019

High blood pressure 72 per cent more likely to be recorded at ‘unhealthy’ vs ‘healthy’ shopping centres