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More than 20,000 people in Islington have undiagnosed high blood pressure

PUBLISHED: 17:23 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 07 September 2018

Islington councillor Janet Burgess. Picture: Polly Hancock

Islington councillor Janet Burgess. Picture: Polly Hancock

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More than 20,000 people in Islington are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure – and the council is urging everyone to get themselves checked.

People in the borough are being offered free blood pressure checks this month as part of an effort to reduce the risks of serious illness such as stroke and heart disease.

The council is actively backing the annual Know Your Numbers campaign, run by Blood Pressure UK, by encouraging people in the borough to get involved.

There are a number of community blood checks taking part this month, delivered by Manor Gardens Welfare Trust and Octopus Communities, and NHS Health checks.

Cllr Janet Burgess, the borough’s health boss, said: “We want to help people in Islington to live healthy lives, and strongly support this invitation for people to get a free blood pressure check this autumn.

“With so many people in Islington living with undiagnosed high blood pressure, it is vitally important that residents get their blood pressure checked this September.”

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