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Do You Know Your Numbers?

Press release   •   Aug 29, 2013 11:57 BST

Know Your Numbers is a national campaign designed to raise blood pressure awareness by offering a series activities between the 16th and 20th September 2013.

On Monday 16th September 2013, East Staffordshire Borough Council have partnered with Healthy Living Pharmacy, Dean & Smedley to offer FREE blood pressure checks for local residents at a drop in session at Meadowside Leisure Centre between 9.00am and 1.00pm

Other events that will be taking place throughout the week include:

Monday 16th September - Health Walk - 10.30am - Horninglow

Monday 16th September - Health Walk - 11.30am - Meadowside

Tuesday 17th September - Health Walk - 10.30am - Stapenhill

Tuesday 17th September - Health Walk - 2.00pm - Stretton

Thursday 19th September - Health Walk - 10.00am - Tutbury

Wednesday 18th September - GP Referral Circuit Class - 1.30pm - 2.30pm – Meadowside

Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Service Commissioning, said: “East Staffordshire Borough Council recognises the importance of working with health providers are proud to once again be supporting such a worthy health awareness day. The activities we have arranged are designed to educate and inform you about the health complications associated with high blood pressure - in short, to get to know our numbers!

While the high blood pressure may be difficult to see it is the underlying causes of serious problems such as heart attack, stroke, and is one of the main factors in heart and kidney disease. Each year many adults in the UK have a heart attack or stroke due to high blood pressure - its something
we cannot afford to ignore”.

We have demonstrated how important we feel health awareness is by becoming a British Heart
Foundation ‘Heart Town’, by becoming the first local authority in Staffordshire to receive the gold level in the Workplace Health Programme and being formally accepted as a member of the UK Healthy Cities National Network.

The Circuits Class is suitable for beginners & GP Referral/Cardiac Rehab patients but you will need to book in advance with the reception team at the Meadowside Leisure Centre on 01283 508865.

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