HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 c420W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department are taking to encourage self monitoring of hypertension. [165802]

Miss Melanie Johnson

It is essential that individuals across the population be made aware of the risks associated with high blood pressure and the importance of knowing their blood pressure. For the last two years, the Department has contributed to the funding of The Blood Pressure Association's national blood pressure testing week, which is the annual event highlighting their ongoingKnow Your Numbers campaign.

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