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It’s estimated that approximately 300,000 people across the region are unaware that they have high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure can increase the risk of several serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, including stroke.

The initiative encourages people to take steps to understand and reduce their risk of developing diabetes or experiencing a heart attack or stroke. You can read more about the reasons behind it here

Harjit from Huddersfield features in publicity for the campaign.  Just four years ago, Harjit 54, who has type 2 diabetes, suffered a sudden heart attack and is keen to help raise awareness and promote common risk factors that could help others to avoid a similar experience.

Harjit said: “I welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the ‘Find Out How You Really Are’ campaign to help highlight the importance of potential risk factors for long term health conditions and help people to take greater control of their health. Ethnicity and family history also add to your risk factors for certain diseases and it’s important to be aware of this.”

Read the 'Find Out How You Really Are' flyer here.

Events

We will be attending some local rugby league and cricket games in the 2024 season to provide health screens and have conversations about risk factors of long-term conditions and how you can reduce them.

Visit us at one of the events for a free health screen and to find out how you really are.

Location  Date (2024)  Match 

Huddersfield Giants, John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG

Friday 3 May

Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils

Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Stadium, Leeds, LS6 3DP

Wednesday 22 May  England v Pakistan T20
Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Stadium, Leeds, LS6 3DP Sunday 16 June 

Northern Diamonds v Western Storm T20

Vikings v Leicestershire T20

Bradford Bulls, Odsal Stadium, Bradford, BD6 1BS Sunday 14 July Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity
Castleford Tigers, The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD. Friday 19 July Castleford Tigers v Catalan Dragons
Huddersfield Giants, John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG Friday 26 July Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos
Halifax Panthers, The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YZ Sunday 4 August Halifax Panthers v York Knights
Halifax Panthers, The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YZ Sunday 25 August Halifax Panthers v Wakefield Trinity
Bradford Bulls, Odsal Stadium, Bradford, BD6 1BS Friday 30 August Bradford Bulls v Dewsbury Rams

NHS Health Checks and Annual Reviews

You may attend a health screen at one of our sports events in the Find Out How You Really Are Campaign. It is important that you still attend and health checks or reviews that your GP practice invites you to. NHS Health Checks and annual reviews for certain health conditions will be more in-depth and personalised to you and your health condition than the health screens at the sports events, and the results will be saved in your medical records.

The health screens and conversations at the sports events are a great way to get people thinking about their health and wellbeing, especially for people who don’t tend to visit their GP practice regularly. Even if you have had one of these check-ups or even a blood pressure check elsewhere, if you are contacted by your GP practice to go for an NHS health check or review we strongly encourage you to attend.