Health campaign launch a big success

Corby councillor John McGhee has his pulse checked by Dr Kevin Williams of the Lakeside Surgery at the town's swimming pool
Corby councillor John McGhee has his pulse checked by Dr Kevin Williams of the Lakeside Surgery at the town's swimming pool

A high-profile campaign called Know Your Pulse, which was launched in Corby, was a big success.

It was held on Monday, July 2, to coincide with the Olympic Torch Relay.

The campaign will raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – a serious heart condition which, if left untreated, can cause a stroke. A total of 140 people called into Corby swimming pool to have their pulse checked, including borough councillor John McGhee.

The East Midlands NHS Cardiovascular Network has developed a programme which aims to raise awareness of the condition among healthcare professionals and patients across the East Midlands. It is working with Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in a pilot project to improve the appropriate detection, diagnosis, treatment and risk management of patients with AF.

There will be a second Know Your Pulse session on Thursday, July 5, at the Asda store in Corby, from 10am until 4pm.