Health leaders in South Cheshire and Vale Royal are urging people to get their blood pressure tested as part of a national campaign to combat a silent killer.
‘Know Your Numbers’ is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of having your blood pressure tested and understanding what your numbers mean.
Graham MacGregor, chair of Blood Pressure UK and a professor of cardiovascular medicine, said: “High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as the silent killer.
“The only way to know you have it is to have a check. If detected, it can be easily treated, thereby reducing your risk of a stroke or heart disease.”
Dr Andrew Wilson, chair of NHS South Cheshire CCG and a local GP, said: “It’s really quick and easy to test your blood pressure, which makes it a great way to get a picture of your general health.
“If your reading is high, there are lots of ways to help bring your blood pressure down such as improving your diet, quitting smoking and exercising more.”
As part of the campaign, local organisations charities have come together to offer free blood pressure checks at a range of locations across Crewe, Alsager, Nantwich, Middlewich and Sandbach.
For more information about the Know Your Numbers campaign, visit www.bloodpressureuk.org.
Saturday 8th September
11am – 4pm at St Andrews, Bedford Street, Crewe, CW2 6LE
Monday 10th September
10am – 12noon at Belong Crewe, Brookhouse Drive, Crewe, CW2 6NA
1pm – 4pm at Middlewich Library, Lewin Street, Middlewich, CW10 9AS
Tuesday 11th September
11am – 1pm at The Gables, Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5NF
12noon – 4pm at Beechmere residential home, Rolls Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3FT
Wednesday 12th September
10am – 12noon at Barnies Connected Communities Centre, West Street, Crewe, CW1 3HX
1pm – 4pm at Jubilee House, St Pauls Street, Crewe, CW1 3FT
Thursday 13th September
10am – 1pm at Nantwich Library, Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5LY
1pm – 4pm at Georges Community Centre, West Street, Crewe CW2 8SJ
Friday 14th September
10am – 1pm at Alsager Library, Sandbach Road North, Alsager, ST7 2QH
1pm – 4pm at Sherbourne Community Bungalow, 27 Sherbourne Road, Crewe, CW1 4LA
Saturday 15th September
10am – 12noon at Sandbach Library, The Common, Sandbach, CW11 1FJ