‘Know Your Pulse’ events in Lancashire
Healthwatch Lancashire is supporting The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation in Lancashire. The NWC AHSN are hosting several workshops and drop-in events in Preston and Ormskirk with the support of partner organisations during May 2015.
AF events flyer Atrial Fibrillation is more common as people age and is a heart condition characterised by an irregular pulse; as many as one in 10 people over 60 may have Atrial Fibrillation, which is a common cause of Stroke. Many people do not know they have Atrial Fibrillation but the condition is easily treatable. The NWC AHSN will be joined by partner organisations Heartbeat, AF Association, Lancashire Age UK, Arrhythmia Alliance and Healthwatch Lancashire at five events where members of the public can have their pulse tested.
Click below for more information about each event:
- Tuesday 12th May at Age UK Lancashire, Lifestyle Centre, Chorley
- Monday 18th May at Age UK Lancashire, Wellbeing Centre, Ormskirk
- Wednesday 20th May at Age UK Lancashire, Knight Hill House, Padiham
- Thursday 21st May at Heartbeat, next to Preston N E Football Club
- Wednesday 27th May at Heartbeat, next to Preston N E Football Club
For general information please contact Shirley Harrison, North West Coast AHSN, on 01772 520250 or click here to visit the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network website.
Why should I attend?
- Learn how to take my own pulse
- Get my pulse tested using the latest technology
- Health professionals will be available
- Information on improving health
- Take part in a raffle
- Hot lunch will be provided at the Chorley and Ormskirk workshops only. Booking your workshop place in advance is essential.
- Drop-in testing at Age UK Padiham and Heartbeat
(NWC AHSN) is one of 15 AHSNs established by the NHS in England during 2013 – 14. NWC AHSN covers a population of 4 million residents in Cheshire, Merseyside, South Cumbria and Lancashire. The events are also supported by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Networks.