British Heart Foundation Community Hypertension Detection Project
High blood pressure affects nearly 30% of adults across the UK. Yet despite this, 40% of people in the UK with high blood pressure are undiagnosed and untreated, increasing their risk of having a potentially deadly heart attack or stroke. People with high blood pressure are up to three times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.
To combat this issue, the Lambeth GP Federations are working alongside the British Heart Foundation to check the Blood Pressure of patients through a series of ‘Outreach’ sessions at public locations such as the Civic Centre, Pharmacies, and Supermarkets.