A PHARMACY is offering free blood pressure checks ahead of the Stroke Association’s National Know Your Blood Pressure Day tomorrow.

The Well Pharmacy Whitefield,, in Elms Square Precinct, is offering the checks in a bid to tackle undiagnosed high blood pressure, which increases life-threatening conditions like heart failure and stroke.

The pharmacy also offers NHS prescriptions and advice, malaria tablets for travelling abroad, sexual health advice and medicine, flu jabs and a free medicine check-up service.

In Bury alone, it is estimated that 23 per cent of the population has high blood pressure, with an estimated 19,500 undiagnosed cases. High blood pressure increases your risk of life-threatening conditions like heart failure and stroke.

Stephen Brookes, manager at Well Whitefield said: “As the newest member of the team here at Whitefield, I’d love to get to know the community as well as the other, long standing team members do. We can manage all your prescriptions for you and our experienced team is on hand to provide personalised healthcare advice, products and services to benefit your health and wellbeing. Pop in for a chat as a first port of call - you don’t need an appointment and it could save you time."