On Tuesday 18 August the Stroke Association will be holding a ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ event at the Royal Free Hospital, giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to take a free blood pressure test.

High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for strokes, but often results in no outward symptoms. The test is quick, simple and painless.

Find out more about our stroke service.

The Stroke Association will be based near to the main reception on the ground floor of the hospital between 11am and 3pm. Visit their website.


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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, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.