Our KYBP campaign

Findings from Know Your Blood Pressure events in 2014


Do you know your blood pressure?

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.

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.
Our 2015 Know Your Blood Pressure day was held on Saturday 18th April and was a huge success, with over 160 events happening across the UK. You can see a selection of the lovely tweets and photos posted on Twitter on KYBP day here.  We have many more events taking place throughout the rest of the year, so look up an event happening near you or find out how to organise your ownLet's make 2015 even bigger. Together we can conquer stroke.  
2014 was the biggest and best year ever for the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign, with over 1,200 events taking place right across the UK. Together, the Stroke Association and Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland tested the blood pressures of almost 50,000 people and referring many on to their GP for further advice.
All the information you need to organise your own event this year
Know Your Blood Pressure events take place throughout the year, right across the UK. Check our searchable map to find out when and where your nearest event will be. 

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). Measuring blood pressure is quick, simple and painless. 
More information about high blood pressure.