Blood pressure checks on offer at Rotary event

March 29 2018

HEALTH professionals will measure people’s blood pressure at an annual event run by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club.

The club has organised blood pressure checks for many years at an all-day drop-in session in order to highlight the importance of the procedure.

Organiser and retired GP Tony Sarafian said: “High blood pressure is a significant contributing factor to strokes.

“Anyone tested can have peace of mind within a few minutes. Events such as this are extremely important in raising public awareness and, should anyone require further advice, we can direct them to their GP”. 

He said the simple test would only take a few minutes, was painless and undertaken by qualified health professionals.

Figures show that someone in the UK suffers a stroke every three-and-a-half minutes.

It is also estimated that 5.5 million people in the country have undiagnosed high blood pressure, something Rotary clubs are trying to reduce.

The testing will be carried out from 9.30am-3.30pm on Saturday, April 21, at 61 Broad Street, next to the town hall.

The event is mainly aimed at those people who have not had their blood pressure tested in the past five years, if at all.