We have been busy over the last few months educating local people about their blood pressure.
The initiative is in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, Lancashire County Council & Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System. As part of the two year project, adults over the age of 18 are able to get free blood pressure checks 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.
We have had a great response from the local people we have engaged with so far, over 200 blood pressure checks have been administered in places such as local supermarkets, workplaces and local schools.
If you are holding an event or would like us to visit your work place and take your blood pressure, please call 01254 304071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.