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Know Your Numbers! Week

Know Your Numbers! Week
27 August 2019

 

 Help to keep your heart happy! Eastern Cheshire Health and Care Partners offer FREE Blood Pressure Testing for local residents as part of Know Your Numbers! Week

 

Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging its local residents to find out if their heart is happy and get their blood pressure checked for FREE as part of Know Your Numbers! Week. The UK’s biggest free blood pressure testing event is held at ‘Pressure Stations’ around the country from 9-15 September 2019.

 

21,000 people in Eastern Cheshire have high blood pressure and don’t know. High blood pressure has no obvious symptoms but it is linked to strokes and heart attacks and increases the risk of kidney disease and dementia.

 Many pharmacies across Eastern Cheshire will provide information and advice on simple steps to keep blood pressure under control and will measure your blood pressure accurately. A blood pressure check is quick, free, painless and could save your life. You can also have a free blood pressure check in your GP surgery or use a home testing kit.

 This year’s theme from Blood Pressure UK is living well for longer. BP UK is urging people to know their numbers and help prevent heart attacks or a stroke, living healthier for longer. It is also encouraging family members to get a free blood pressure check too. If detected high blood pressure can be treated or managed with changes to lifestyle.

 Many key risk factors for developing high blood pressure are largely lifestyle-related such as eating too much salt, not enough fruit and vegetables, being overweight, drinking too much alcohol and not taking enough exercise. High blood pressure is also more likely as you get older, if it runs in your family and if you are of African, Caribbean or South-Asian descent. You can lower your blood pressure and help to keep your heart happy with lifestyle changes and if necessary by taking medication as directed by your doctor.

During Know Your Numbers Week, Cheshire residents will also have the opportunity to access a state of the art touch screen health kiosk. The health kiosk calculates blood pressure as well as body mass index, body fat, heart rate and heart age. The health kiosk has been secured by the Public Health Team at Cheshire East Council as part of a successful bid to the British Heart Foundation to enable further detection of high blood pressure in the community. Funding has been secured to keep the kiosk in Cheshire for 12 months and it will start its journey at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre during Know Your Numbers Week. As part of the bid staff and volunteers from the Connected Community Centres have also been trained to take blood pressure checks and these will be offered at a local centre near you soon.

 Dr Andrew Wilson, clinical chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group says: “The message to people is to get your blood pressure checked and help to keep your heart happy. High blood pressure is a largely preventable and treatable condition but contributes to the leading causes of death. Having your blood pressure checked is an important step to knowing and reducing your risk of stroke, heart attack or heart failure.”

 Hemini Bharadia, Know Your Numbers! Week Campaign Manager, Blood Pressure UK says: Know Your Numbers! Week is the perfect opportunity to have your blood pressure taken for free and put you in control of your health. Make sure to spread the message to the rest of your family too, as high blood pressure does not discriminate by age or gender.”

 Eastern Cheshire Health and Care Partners are offering free blood pressure checks at:

Date

Location

Time

Support

Monday 9th September

Macclesfield District General Hospital

(outside the RVS shop*)

 

10:00 am – 13:00 pm

Tracey from One You

Tuesday 10th September

 

Macclesfield District General Hospital

(outside the RVS shop*)

 

10:00 am – 13:00 pm

Tracey from One You

Wednesday 11th September

Macclesfield District General Hospital

(outside the RVS shop*)

 

10:00 am – 13:00 pm

Everybody Sport and Recreation

 

*The shop is located on the ground floor by the rear entrance and main car park

 

 

Here's a list for all the places across Cheshire East, that you can get your blood pressure checked:

Monday 9th September  9.30am - 12.30pm Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre Dunwoody Way, Crewe CW1 3AW
Monday 9th September  10.00am - 12.30pm  The Old Saw Mill Back River Street, Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12 1HJ
Monday 9th September  10.00am - 13.00pm Macclesfield District General Hospital (outside the RVS shop*) Victoria Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BL
Monday 9th September  1.00pm - 4.00pm Holmes Chapel Community Centre Station Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 8AA
Monday 9th September  2.00pm - 4.00pm  Bromley Farm Community Centre Edinburgh Road, Congleton CW12 3EN
Monday 9th September  3.00pm - 5.00pm Goostrey Village Hall 85C Main Rd, Goostrey CW4 8PE
Tuesday 10th September 10.00am - 12.00pm Elworth Methodist Church Station Road, Sandbach CW11 3
Tuesday 10th September 10.00am - 12.00pm Chelford Community Hub Elmstead Road, Chelford, Macclesfield, SK11 9BS
Tuesday 10th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Macclesfield District General Hospital (outside the RVS shop*) Victoria Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BL
Tuesday 10th September 1.00pm - 4.00pm Sandbach Leisure Centre Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1FH
Tuesday 10th September 2.00pm -  4.00pm  Union Street Community Centre 53 Union Street, Sandbach, CW11 4BG
Wednesday 11th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm  The Old Saw Mill Back River Street, Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12 1HJ
Wednesday 11th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm  Middlewich Methodist Church Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0EF
Wednesday 11th September 10-12 & 12-1pm Alsager Library Sandbach Road North, Alsager ST7 2QH
Wednesday 11th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Macclesfield District General Hospital (outside the RVS shop*) Victoria Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BL
Wednesday 11th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Congleton Leisure Centre Worrall Street, Congleton CW12 1DT
Wednesday 11th September 8.00am - 11.00am Shavington Leisure Centre Rope Lane, Crewe CW2 5DJ
Wednesday 11th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm  The Welcome Café, Knutsford 146 Longridge, Knutsford WA16 8PD
Wednesday 11th September 1.00pm - 5.00pm Barony Park Sports Complex Barony Park Pavilion Barony Rd, Nantwich CW5 5QY
Wednesday 11th September 3:30pm - 5:30pm  Knutsford Leisure Centre Westfield Drive, Knutsford WA16 0BL
Thursday 12th September 9:30am - 1:30pm  Alsager Leisure Centre Hassall Road, Stoke-On-Trent ST7 2HP
Thursday 12th September 10.00am - 12.00pm Chelford Community Hub Elmstead Road, Chelford, Macclesfield, SK11 9BS
Thursday 12th September 1.00pm - 4.00pm Plus Dane Housing Shepherds Mill, Worrall Street, Congleton CW12 1DT
Thursday 12th September 2.45pm - 4.00pm  Time to Talk Group, Alsager Community Church 5 Lawton Road, Alsager ST7 2AA
Thursday 12th September 4:00pm- 7:00pm Macclesfield Leisure Centre Priory Lane, Macclesfield SK10 4AF
Friday 13th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Waters Green Medical Centre Sunderland St, Macclesfield SK11 6JL
Friday 13th September 9.30-11am & 11-1pm Nantwich Library Beam Street, Nantwich CW5 5LY
Friday 13th September 10.00am - 2.00pm Nantwich Swimming Pool Snowhill Swimming, Wall Lane, Nantwich CW5 5LS
Friday 13th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm  Poynton Civic Hall Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB
Friday 13th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm  The Old Saw Mill Back River Street, Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12 1HJ
Friday 13th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Wilmslow Leisure Centre Rectory Fields Station Road, Wilmslow SK9 1BU
Saturday 14th September 4.00pm - 6.00pm CHANCE Community, Jubilee House St. Pauls St, Crewe CW1 2QA

 

To find your nearest pressure station online visit:

www.happy-hearts.co.uk