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a pharmacist checking blood pressure cbAugust 11 2017

Public Health England is compiling a list of places where the public can have a free blood pressure test. 

The list will be used in the new ‘One You’ campaign promoting heart health and awareness around heart attacks and stroke. Adults will be encouraged to complete the online Heart Age Test and get a free blood pressure reading.

“PHE are working with a range of partners to ensure that free blood pressure checks are available and accessible in community locations across England,” says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Pharmacies which offer free blood pressure checks and which would like to be included on PHE’s searchable location finder as a place where the public can go to get tested, need to submit their details by August 15. The RPS has a link to a form in Google documents to collect details, and the information will be uploaded onto their website.

“The online Heart Age Test they are launching will provide a series of questions for users based on lifestyle and will calculate a figure to tell you ‘how old your heart is’ (in comparison to your physical age) along with tips on actions you can take to lower it,” said the Society.

‘One You’ starts on September 4 and runs for a month.

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RPS announcement including link to Google documents form     

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