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Glasgow World Hypertension Day Blood Pressure Measurement event

Posted on 22/05/2014

World Hypertension Day 2014 was marked by staff from the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde by holding an event in Costco Supermarket in Glasgow. Free blood pressure checks as well as cardiovascular heath advice was offered to shoppers by a team of doctors and nurses. Pictures follow from this successful event.

Dr Linsay McCallum (Clinical Lecturer), Dr Gemma Currie (Clinical Research Fellow), Ms Janice Meiklejonn (Project Manager and Research Nurse), Dr Elizabeth Bell (GP Trainee), Dr Katie Adair (GP Trainee) and Dr Rebecca Brown (GP Trainee) volunteered and participated in the event.  360 blood pressure measurements were taken and a number of people were found to be hypertensive.  Positive feedback was received from staff and shoppers at Costco including 2 shoppers who stated later that “follow up with their GPs had been life changing”.  World Hypertension Day is held annually and we would encourage others to volunteer in future events.

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