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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) ‘Take the Pressure Off’ Campaign – You Said, We Did

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) ‘Take the Pressure Off’ Campaign – You Said, We Did

The Integrated Care System (ICS) partners are currently involved in working collaboratively on our “Take the Pressure Off” campaign, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring. In Somerset, we believe in taking proactive steps towards a healthier community, and this campaign is at the heart of that belief.

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Online Survey

In December 2023, we invited people in Somerset to complete an online survey, to learn more about their understanding, views and experiences of high blood pressure (hypertension).  The online survey was shared through our engagement networks, in our system newsletters and on our social media. We were pleased with the number of people who took the time to complete our survey and we would like to thank everyone who contributed their experiences and views.

The survey has given us important and useful feedback that we are currently using to inform our communications activity and messaging as part of our ‘Take the Pressure Off’ campaign. We have also used the feedback to inform our engagement plans for a series of testing events across the county, taking peoples’ blood pressure and providing advice about next steps.