Save the date and join us for Know Your Numbers! Week 2023
We’re gearing up to get the Nation checking their blood pressure and we’d love for you to take part. This year's campaign will take place from 4-10 September.
Know Your Numbers! Week will take place from 4-10 September. We’re keeping the focus on home monitoring as it’s the easiest way to find out your blood pressure numbers, especially given the current pressures on the healthcare system.
Our theme for 2023 is: Make the time, ease your pressure.
With the everyday pressures of life, we know that understanding why it’s important to know your blood pressure numbers and taking the time to get them measured isn’t always a priority. However, did you know that getting a blood pressure check is the first step to preventing heart attacks and strokes?
High blood pressure is a major cause of these diseases but usually has no symptoms until it’s too late, which is why it’s known as ‘the silent killer’. Knowing your numbers means you can start making healthy lifestyle changes, or start taking medicines, if you need them, to bring your blood pressure down to a healthy level. So, it’s essential to make the time to check your blood pressure to see if it’s under control.
Hemini Bharadia, Blood Pressure UK Marketing Manager said. “It’s never too early or late to start checking your blood pressure – it’s important at every age”.
“High blood pressure is not simply a part of growing old. Checking your blood pressure is a great way to prioritise your health and get one up on the ‘silent killer’. And, even better - encourage your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to measure their blood pressure, too.”
Now’s the perfect time to register to take part, and there are two main ways you can get involved:
- Become a Patient Ambassador. This role is for the general public, patients and our members. You can help us spread the word among your communities about why it’s essential to Know Your Numbers! like you know your height and weight.
- Become a Pressure Partner. This role is for pharmacies, gyms, leisure centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, care centres, local authorities, libraries and employers. You can help us promote home monitoring to your patients and teams and offer guidance and support to those who need it.
We will then email you a toolkit of resources to help you spread the Know Your Numbers! message.
Registrations will close at the end of August.