The UK branch of MMM is a student lead initiative, with many universities working together to help contribute towards our goal of one million blood pressure readings. All the blood pressure readings are taken by volunteers, with data being collected from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We are associated with many pharmacies, British Heart Foundation stores and will be present in many hospitals to take readings.
May Measurement Month was started by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) in 2015 as a public hypertension screening initiative. It is now the worlds largest ever public hypertension screening programme.
Raised blood pressure is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide. MMM aims to increase public awareness of hypertension, and to collect scientific evidence that can change global health policy regarding hypertension.