Experts from the Stroke Association will be on hand to take the blood pressure (BP) of patients, visitors and staff at the Royal Free Hospital tomorrow. 

Raised blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for strokes and so the ‘know your blood pressure’ event is aimed at raising awareness and giving people advice about lifestyle changes which can improve their health. 

The Stroke Association will be running the blood pressure stand next to reception on the ground floor of the Royal Free Hospital from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday 21 June.

Everyone who has their BP taken will get an explanation of their reading and a leaflet to take away with advice and information. People will be advised to see their GP if their BP is high or low and also be given advice about lifestyle changes which can lower their BP. 


Image: A Stroke Association volunteer taking a patient's blood pressure.

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, renal care, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, Parkinson's disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

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