A BLOOD pressure check campaign run by Barnsley Council has bagged a national award.

How’s Thi Ticker has delivered more than 7,500 free checks to date, making it easier for people to find out their numbers and have important conversations about looking after their health.

The scheme won the Local Government Chronicle’s public health award on Wednesday night.

Anna Hartley, executive director for public health and communities, said: “We want everyone in Barnsley to be able to enjoy life in good physical and mental health, getting the right support at the right time and place to tackle problems early.

“Over the past two years, How’s Thi Ticker has been an amazing local success, welcoming esteemed visitors from NHS England to see how we’re doing things differently in Barnsley.

“With communities at the heart of How’s Thi Ticker, it’s great to see the impact of everything our team has achieved to improve people’s lives recognised by our award success.”