Get your Blood Pressure checked with ‘Know Your Numbers Week’
FCMS along with Blackpool Council, have been providing walk-in clinics where local residents aged 18 and over can get their blood pressure, pulse and cholesterol checked for free.
Dr Arif Rajpura with FCMS staff
Since June 2023, Know Your Numbers clinics have been operating frequently in Blackpool at various places across Blackpool, providing patients with the chance to get their blood pressure, pulse, and cholesterol tested at locations that are easily accessible and nearby to where they live. The tests themselves only take around ten minutes to complete. The patient can then be referred to appropriate services if any concerns are raised.
If patients are ages 40-74, and meet all the relevant criteria, they can be eligible for a full NHS Health Check. These checks will provide a full, comprehensive “Health MOT” with checks for conditions including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and stroke.
Some patients who have attended the clinics to have the tests have had serious health issues recognised by undertaking the tests at the dedicated clinics.
Want to get your blood pressure checked?
To see if you are eligible and for further information on the dates, times and locations of the clinics for Know Your Numbers and our Health Checks, visit: