Register to take part in Know Your Numbers! Week 2020
It’s time to register to become a Pressure Partner or Patient Ambassador for this year’s Know Your Numbers! Week, taking place from 7-13 September 2020
Know Your Numbers! Week 2020 - You are in control
This year's campaign will take place from 7-13 September 2020.
Don't miss your chance to take part in the UK's biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.
What is Know Your Numbers! Week?
Know Your Numbers! Week is the UK’s biggest blood pressure testing event, raising awareness of high blood pressure and the problems it causes.
It reaches those who have high blood pressure and don’t know it, so they can get the treatment and support they need to bring it under control.
Hundreds of organisations take part, setting up Pressure Stations in public places across the UK. From hospitals and health centres to offices, car parks and supermarkets. Even the Royal Albert Hall. Take a look at the highlights from past campaigns.
Since 2001, we’ve reached over 1.5 million people with a free check, giving them the chance to take control of their health and live a long and healthy life.
Due to social distancing measures we won’t be able to offer free pressure checks in our community Pressure Stations this year, but we will still encourage the whole of the UK to Know Their Numbers! And we need your help!
This year, we want everyone to Know Their Numbers! and find those with undiagnosed and uncontrolled high blood pressure. We will:
- encourage the nation to use a simple and reliable blood pressure monitor to measure their blood pressure at home
- and take the necessary steps if their reading is considered high
- raise awareness about the risks of high blood pressure.
Home monitoring offers a way for YOU to take control of your health, feel confident, and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time. It gives you a practical way to Know Your Numbers! without visiting your GP or pharmacist, and it really can save lives.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses. Once you Know Your Numbers! you can get support to bring your blood pressure under control and prevent these diseases.
Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. It doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check.
Registration is open. Register to take part now.
Know Your Numbers! Week 2020 is taking place from 7-13 September. If you would like to be involved – as a Pressure Partner or Patient Ambassador, or simply share the message –register your interest now. Registration is open until the end of August.
See how you can get involved either as a Pressure Partner or a Patient Ambassador in this year's campaign.
Your participation will provide a great service to your community. We will have lots of resources available to help you set up, including colourful eye-catching posters, our guidelines for measuring blood pressure at ome and leaflets about looking after your blood pressure to give away. Please keep a look out on our website.
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