The British Heart Foundation & Lancashire County Council have teamed up with Accrington Stanley Community Trust as part of their Community Blood Pressure testing project.
As part of the two year project, adults over the age of 18 are able to get free blood pressure test with Accrington Stanley Community Trust. Many people walk around unaware that they are suffering from high blood pressure that if left untreated can lead to the risk of developing serious health issues.
All Community Trust staff have undergone the relevant training in order to complete the testing and also how to give basic health advice. If needed we are able to send blood pressure results direct to your GP for them to examine.
Head of Sport lee Walsh explains ‘It’s a really important health issue locally and we are keen to have positive impact on our community, I would encourage anybody that sees us out and about to come have check done, it doesn’t take long and its quite interesting to know your blood pressure. Who knows it could save your life!’
Last week we were in Accrington Asda, offering the shoppers and staff the opportunity to get their blood pressure tested. We had a great response from everyone that took part and it was great to see staff come and visit us on their breaks.
Keep your eyes open for us in the future as we will be popping up around the Hyndburn area offering more opportunities to get their blood pressure checked.
For more information please call the office on 01254 304071.