Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers!® Week is the UK's biggest and most far reaching blood pressure testing event and awareness week. Each year, hundreds of "Pressure Stations" offer free blood pressure checks across the UK, enabling thousands of people to get a free blood pressure check. This year Know Your Numbers! Week takes place w/c 18th September.

To support Cheshire & Merseyside’s ambitious blood pressure strategy "Saving lives: Reducing the pressure", launched in May 2016, the Directors of Public Health from all 9 local authorities have agreed to support and amplify this campaign to help increase detection of the estimated 260,000 people in Cheshire & Merseyside who have high blood pressure but don’t know it.

To further support the campaign the Cheshire & Merseyside Directors of Public Health and members of the Champs Support Team had their blood pressures checked at a recent meeting. (see pictures below)

If you are interested in knowing your own numbers, 114 healthy living pharmacies across C&M are registered to be a pressure station during Know your numbers week. You can find your local pressure station using this link: http://bit.ly/knowyournumbers2017

Above - Cheshire & Merseyside DsPH and Key Public Health professionals

Above - members of the Champs Support Team