Our Know Your Blood Pressure campaign helps people to understand the link between high blood pressure and stroke, other risk factors and what they can do to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
Make sure you know your blood pressure. Find a free blood pressure event near you.
What is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the force that blood puts on the walls of your arteries when it is pumped around your body by your heart. It is measured with two readings – when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when it relaxes (diastolic pressure).
Do you know your blood pressure?
One in seven people in the UK are diagnosed as having high blood pressure. For every 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, seven remain undiagnosed and untreated. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke that we can control, yet it has no symptoms and can affect people of all ages and lifestyles.
Measuring blood pressure is quick, simple and painless.
Know Your Blood Pressure events
We get to the heart of communities by holding events across the UK offering free blood pressure testing, stroke prevention information and friendly advice.
If you’d like to get your blood pressure taken or would like to go along to any of our events to see what it’s all about, check our searchable events map to find an event near you.
Take a moment to download your free blood pressure information pack and take the first step towards preventing stroke.
You can also help us to help others reduce their risk of stroke by organising your own KYBP event.
Take a look at our findings from 2016's events.