Appeal on blood pressure treatment

A FILEY doctor has backed a campaign to find people in the town with undiagnosed high blood pressure.

Dr Phil Garnett, who is based at Filey Surgery in Station Avenue, is supporting the NHS North Yorkshire and York Find the 5,000 drive, which is targeting people over 40 years old who have not had a blood pressure check in the last five years.

Dr Phil Garnett, who is also Chair of the Yorkshire Coast and Moors GP Commissioning Group, said: “We are asking anyone over 40 who hasn’t had a blood pressure check in the last five years to contact their GP surgery and arrange to get tested. If we can reach these 5,000 potentially undiagnosed patients we could prevent 120 cases of cardiovascular disease.”