We are delighted to announce that Accrington Stanley Community Trust is in partnership with Lancashire County Council and Spring North to deliver blood pressure checks to the local community. Any individuals over the age of 18 are eligible for the free two-year project.
A substantial number of people may be at risk of heart disease and are commonly unaware of the warning signs, one of which being high blood pressure.
The project aims to make as many people aware of their blood pressure and to identify Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation through the completion of the checks as soon as possible.
Many people walk around unaware that they are suffering from high blood pressure that if left untreated can lead to the development of 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 a positive impact on our community, I would encourage anybody that sees us out and about to come have their checks done, it doesn’t take long and its quite interesting to know your blood pressure. Who knows, it may save your life!”