Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Know Your Numbers! Week 2021 is taking place from 6-12 September. Due to social distancing measures there won't be free pressure checks in our community Pressure Stations again this year, but we will still encourage the whole of the UK to Know Their Numbers! We're focusing on the forgotten pandemic of high blood pressure and a golden opportunity to improve blood pressure control both now and in the future - we want to make this the year of home monitoring and we need your help to spread the word in your community.
Home blood pressure monitoring is an effective and inexpensive way to keep blood pressure under control and the evidence behind it continues to get stronger. It gives you a way to take control of your health, feel confident and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time, as there’s no need to visit your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist in person. It puts you in the driver’s seat, and it really can save lives.
Home monitoring offers a way for YOU to take control of your health, feel confident, and take the pressure off the NHS at the same time. It gives you a practical way to Know Your Numbers! without visiting your GP or pharmacist, and it really can save lives.
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses. Once you Know Your Numbers! you can get support to bring your blood pressure under control and prevent these diseases.
Around a third of people in the UK have high blood pressure, but most don’t know it. It doesn’t have any symptoms so, the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check.
Visit our online measuring your blood at home resources hub to download our range of home blood pressure monitoring resources for this Know Your Numbers! Week and beyond.
Are you an NHS, health, local authority or community organisation that wants to take part in Know Your Numbers week? You can download the communication toolkit below.
Check your blood pressure at home communication toolkit for patient-facing organisations
Check your blood pressure at home communication toolkit for professionals and professionals-facing organisations
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