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OH urged to back blood pressure checks

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. OH urged to back blood pressure checksOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article OH professionals are urged to take part in this year’s Blood PressureAssociation (BPA) national blood testing week. The initiative, which runs from 15 to 21 September, is designed to raiseawareness among the population of the importance of knowing their current bloodpressure level and how to lower it, if necessary. One OHN taking part is Sue Hawkins, who works for electronic companyAeroflex. She said: “The workplace is an ideal venue as we can reachpeople who otherwise may not get their blood pressure checked because ofreluctance to go to their GP.” During the week, thousands of ‘pressure stations’ will be set up around thecountry in GP surgeries, hospitals, pharmacies and health clubs, and OHadvisers are expected to get involved. The BPA is also working on developing materials specifically for OHprofessionals to use to improve prevention and detection of high bloodpressure. Almost 100,000 people took the opportunity to pick up information on ways tolower blood pressure last year and to have a free blood pressure check. More information is available on the BPA website or by telephoning 020 87724992.  www.bpassoc.org.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

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