We are an independent charity and our partnerships help us to reach as many people as possible.
We work closely with government organisations such as Public Health England and charities including the British Heart Foundation, The Stroke Association and Heart UK.
We also work with a small selection of companies who share our aim of helping people take control of their lifestyle, their blood pressure and their long-term health. Below are some of the companies we work with.
Kinetik Wellbeing, the UK’s leading provider of medical devices is on a mission to empower health at home, the partnership with Blood Pressure UK aims to promote better blood pressure management and reduce the risk of serious health issues such as heart attacks and strokes.
Kinetik Wellbeing’s clinically validated blood pressure monitors, which are all approved by the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS) can be found in all major retailers and pharmacies across the UK, and their expertise and passion marries perfectly with the charity’s aims and objectives to lower the nation’s blood pressure. Together, the partnership will work on a whole range of initiatives, including national events, content development and new digital products and services, all enabling people to take better control of their blood pressure and overall health.
Kinetik Wellbeing with the support of, Blood Pressure UK launched your personal blood pressure companion – My Blood Pressure. To find out more visit mybloodpressure.co.uk.
Visit the Kinetik Wellbeing website for more details.
A diet high in sodium can raise your blood pressure and most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt. We actively encourage people to eat less salt, both on a national level by campaigning for better manufacturing processes, and for individuals by raising awareness and recommending other flavours in cooking instead of salt.
The Department of Health recommends that we consume no more than 6g of salt per day – that's in total, remembering to account for all the salt present in everyday foods we eat such as breads, cereals, processed meats, as well as meals eaten out. And then there is the salt we add ourselves to consider, either in our own cooking or at the table.
Ideally, everyone should cut down or even stop adding salt to their food. But we know that many people would find this really hard because they enjoy the enhanced flavour that salt can provide. If that’s the case then it’s good to know that there is an alternative to regular salt.
With 66% less sodium than regular table salt, sea salts and rock salts, switching to LoSalt can help maintain normal blood pressure without sacrificing flavour.
Visit the LoSalt website for details.
Staying on top of your blood pressure medication is vital to your long term health. That’s why we’re proud to work with LloydsDirect, an app and website that makes it easier to manage your medicine.
With LloydsDirect, you can order your repeat prescriptions online and get your medicine delivered – for free. Or if you prefer to see a friendly face, you can choose to collect your medicine from your local LloydsPharmacy instead.
There’s a simple view in your account of all your medicines, and when any of them run low, you’ll receive a reminder to order more. And with the mobile app, you’ll even get automated reminders to take each dose.
LloydsDirect is completely free to use, and doesn’t cost the NHS anything extra. All you need is to be registered at a GP surgery in England.
To learn more and sign up for free, visit the LloydsDirect website.
May Measurement Month (MMM)
May Measurement Month (MMM) is the global campaign led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) to raise awareness of the need to get your blood pressure checked.
MMM builds on the World Hypertension League’s (WHL) established World Hypertension Day, held on 17 May each year, with health professionals volunteering to offer free blood pressure measurements at local screening sites around the world.
After three successful years, over 4.2 million people were screened in almost 100 countries and almost 1 million people identified with untreated or inadequately treated hypertension. Over 90 countries have signed up to take part, aiming to test 1 million people.
May Measurement Month is supported by Blood Pressure UK.
Visit the MMM website for details.