To mark World Hypertension Day (17 May), Primary Care teams across the North West London health are coming together to focus on increasing detection of Hypertension in the Big North West London Case Find.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
There are around 83000 people in North West London thought to have undiagnosed hypertension.
The Big NWL Case Find seeks to support NWL teams to find as many new cases as possible, so we can prevent patients from having much more serious complications later on.
This May, we are coming together as a NWL Primary Care team to improve detection of hypertension.
To take part in the Big NWL Case Find, all you have to do is:
Explore our Hypertension webpage or watch our Case finding webinar.
There are potentially 83,000 people in North West London who do not know they have hypertension. The sooner we can find them, the sooner we can protect them from a potentially life-threatening cardiovascular event.