Champs Public Health Collaborative has received £100,000 from the British Heart Foundation over 2 years to be used for development and implementation of  innovative,  community focused  services/initiatives to detect new cases of high blood pressure in Cheshire & Merseyside (C&M), with a target of achieving 5000 new case blood pressure checks over 2 years. 
Led by Champs Public Health Collaborative with strong collaboration with key partners: C&M Fire and Rescue Services, Public Health England (PHE), Halton BC, Warrington BC & CCG and NHS England, the work will support the implementation of the C&M five year cross sector strategy “Saving Lives: Reducing the Pressure”.

Dr Muna Abdel Aziz, DPH at Warrington and C&M DPH Lead for Blood Pressure said: ‘We are delighted to have secured this funding. Our collaborative work on blood pressure in Cheshire & Merseyside is exemplary as a whole system partnership; and the addition of these services will enhance our achievements and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.”

A detailed briefing document can be downloaded here.