This year, the week takes place from 4-10 September 2023.
Know Your Numbers Week aims to reach those who have high blood pressure and may not know it, so they can get the treatment and support they need to bring it under control. As high blood pressure usually has no symptoms, the first sign of it could be a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause kidney disease, dementia and other illnesses; however, these tragedies can be prevented through awareness of high blood pressure, blood pressure checks and management.
The theme for 2023 is: Make the time, ease your pressure which is encouraging people to measure their blood pressure at home as well as at local pharmacies, community health clinics, at a patient’s registered GP or places that offer free NHS health checks. Home monitoring is an effective and inexpensive way to keep blood pressure under control and the evidence behind it continues to get stronger. It 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, practice nurse, or pharmacist in person. It puts you in the driver’s seat, and it really can save lives.
Visit Blood Pressure UK’s 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.
We are hosting online events this year to help both healthcare professionals and the wider community with
Know Your Numbers! Week webinar
In the first webinar for Know Your Numbers Week you will hear from CVD Prevention Clinical Lead for West Yorkshire Emily Turner.
The event takes place on Tuesday 5 September and will focus on managing hypertension in specific groups of patients, with other long term conditions such as diabetes, frailty, heart disease and/or kidney disease.
This webinar is aimed at healthcare professionals and you can book now to secure your place
Community webinar – Know Your Numbers! Week
On Thursday 7 September, we will be hosting a second Know Your Numbers Week webinar with a focus on the wider community. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Book your place
Leeds Health Awareness events
Find out more about Know Your Numbers! Week on Blood Pressure UK’s website.
Read more about our work to prevent cardiovascular disease in our latest Impact Report.