Champs have submitted the British Heart Foundation stage two bid for funding. If successful the funding will be used to continue broadening blood pressure (BP) testing beyond general practice, this time with a focus on workplace settings.

This will be achieved in collaboration with the nine local authorities (LAs) and other partners across C&M. BP testing will be embedded across workplaces and existing wellbeing at work health programmes through staff and outreach to local businesses. The new funding will complement ongoing work including Cheshire & Merseyside Fire Services delivery of blood pressure checks during Safe and well visits and the Wellpoint Health kiosk in Warrington. Champs will be informed whether they have been invited to interview in May/June. Updates on progress of the bid will be communicated via the website and in future news round-ups.

Cheshire & Merseyside (C&M) General Practice Nursing Collaborative have received £30k funding to help scale up the Quality Improvement package within general practice. This money will support the Blood Pressure (BP) work which Champs are delivering across C&M.

Read more about the the Blood Pressure work taking place across Cheshire & Merseyside here