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Free blood pressure check-ups return across Derbyshire

Published: 26 October 2023

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? One in 3 adults in the UK have high blood pressure.

Our free in-house healthy lifestyles service Live Life Better Derbyshire will be delivering blood pressure checks over the coming months.

It’s also a great opportunity to find out more about Live Life Better Derbyshire’s free healthy lifestyle services.

These include support to help you stop smoking, help with weight management and information about how to get more active.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor Carol Hart said

“Getting your blood pressure checked is really important.

“High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, doesn’t often have noticeable symptoms.

“But if it is left untreated can increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

“Having this quick test is the only way to find out what your blood pressure is – and it could save your life.”

Find more information on blood pressure checks.

There will be free blood pressure check-ups held on the following dates.


  • Monday 30 October 2023 from 10am to 2pm The Great Dronfield Get2Gether at Dronfield Baptist Church
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023 from 9.30am to midday at Memorial Hall, Wirksworth


  • Thursday 2 November from 10am to midday at Sharley Park Leisure Centre
  • Monday 6 November from 9am to midday at Heanor Job Centre
  • Monday 6 November from 9am to 11.30am Petersham Community Hall, Grasmere Road. Long Eaton
  • Tuesday 7 November from 9.30am to 12.30pm Alfreton Library
  • Tuesday 7 November from 10am to 1.30pm Sandiacre Library
  • Tuesday 7 November from 10am to 12.30 at Matlock library
  • Monday 13 November from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Dronfield Library
  • Tuesday 14 November from 9.30am to midday at Memorial Hall, Wirksworth
  • Tuesday 14 November from 10am to 2pm Carers Event. At Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton 
  • Monday 20 November  from 10am to midday at Belper Library 
  • Tuesday 21 November from 10am to midday at Heanor Library 
  • Wednesday 22 November from 9am to midday at South Derbyshire Job Centre workplace event
  • Thursday 23 November from 10am to 1pm Carer's Rights Event. The Postmill centre, South Normanton


  • Tuesday 5 December 2023 from 10am to 12.30pm at Matlock Library
  • Monday 11 December 2023 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Dronfield Library

If you're over 40 you can get your blood pressure checked for free with an NHS Health Check at your GP, at most pharmacies and in some workplaces too.