Our Know Your Blood Pressure campaign

Know Your Blood Pressure Day has been confirmed for Saturday 22 April 2017. Register your event today.

Take a moment to order your free blood pressure information pack and take the first step towards preventing stroke.

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?

High blood pressure is a contributing factor to around half of strokes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 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

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. We get to the heart of communities by holding events across the UK offering free blood pressure testing, stroke prevention information and friendly advice.

Findings from Know Your Blood Pressure events in 2015

Help us to help others reduce their risk of stroke by organising your own KYBP event.

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.

Together we can conquer stroke.