This year, Know Your Blood Pressure day is 14 April 2018, but you can arrange your event at any time of the year.

How to organise your event

If you’re new to organising a Know Your Blood Pressure event, get started by following the simple steps below:
  •  Read our event guidelines containing all the information you need to run a successful event.
  • Arrange a venue and confirm the date.
  • Register your event. You'll receive an event number and welcome pack which will include a copy of the event guidelines, a materials order form and a promotional toolkit. Please register your event at least four weeks in advance.
  • Recruit trained healthcare professionals to take blood pressures at your event and some other volunteers to help encourage people to have their blood pressure taken and to hand out leaflets.
  • See our ordering your materials section for resources to support your event and order via our online form. Please order your event materials at least three weeks in advance
  • Complete a copy of our safety checklist for every event you hold. You do not need to return this to us, but please do keep a copy for your records.
  • Return your personal information record forms to the below address within two weeks of holding your event:

Freepost RSZL-SAUL-GRBK
Know Your Blood Pressure Team
Life After Stroke Centre
Church Lane
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8RA

Take a look at our materials and resources to support your Know Your Blood Pressure event.

Ordering your materials

At a minimum, you should make sure you have a supply of the following:

  • Know Your Blood Pressure information leaflets (200 max)
  • Personal Information Record pads (50 forms per pad)

We also have Stroke Association leaflets available on a number of topics including healthy eating, alcohol, smoking, diabetes and other risk factors for stroke, as well as advice on how to reduce your risk of stroke.

Please be careful not to over-order leaflets, as you will find that not many people will take these away from the event.

Although our Know Your Blood Pressure materials are free, we do request a minimum donation of £10.00 (£15.00 if you order more than 1,000 items) towards postage and packing. Please send your completed materials order form and a cheque made payable to the Stroke Association to:

Freepost RSZL-SAUL-GRBK
Know Your Blood Pressure
Stroke Association
Life After Stroke Centre
Church Lane
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8RA 

Insurance certificates

We provide insurance for Rotary Club members and volunteers at registered Know Your Blood Pressure events only. This includes medical malpractice insurance for claims for bodily injury and advice. Insurance cover is also extended to non-Rotary volunteers at Know Your Blood Pressure events provided that they are appropriately trained to take blood pressures and give guidance and that their name is recorded at the event.

In order to be covered by our insurance policy, please ensure you register your event ahead of time.

Make sure you have completed our safety checklist and download the Stroke Association's Employers Public and Products Liability verification letter and Medical Malpractice verification letter. These documents will be updated in the first week of April 2018.

Promoting your event

  • Use our posters to promote the event in your local community.
  • Send a copy of our press release to your local newspaper and radio stations.
  • Use our Promotional Toolkit to help you spread the word about your event. The toolkit contains helpful advice for promoting your event and attracting media attention. Remember to target your venue’s communication channels to help you spread the word.
  • Use our Social Media Guidance to help you promote your events on Facebook and Twitter.

What you'll need on the day

  • Blood Pressure machine - we would like to thank Omron Healthcare UK for their gift of blood pressure monitors for our screening events. You can purchase a blood pressure monitor for your own use from a number of retailers. Blood pressure machines should always be properly calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Trained healthcare professional to take blood pressure readings
  • Volunteers
  • KYBP Personal Information Records
  • KYBP leaflets and any other resources eg promotional posters
  • Tables and chairs

After your event

Remember to return your Personal Information Record forms to the freepost address below, and complete our evaluation form to let us know how you got on.

Freepost RSZL-SAUL-GRBK
Know Your Blood Pressure Team
Life After Stroke Centre
Church Lane
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8RA

If you would like any more information about returning your data or have any questions, please email our Know Your Blood Pressure team at kybp@stroke.org.uk or call us on 01527 908 918.

Thank you for supporting the Stroke Association and our Know Your Blood Pressure campaign.

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