Stoptober 2018 is about to start!

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The popular quit-smoking campaign which calls on people to give up smoking for October is back.

  • There are 1 million fewer smokers in England now than there were in 2014
  • Smoking prevalence in the east of England is currently at 14.2%

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The Public Health England campaign encourages people to quit by seeking expert help from stop smoking services together with stop smoking aids.

Six in ten smokers want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone despite this being the least effective method. The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods.

Over half (51%) of smokers who took advantage of stop smoking services and smoking aids managed to quit. The provider of the stop smoking service in Thurrock is Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service. Visit Thurrock Council’s website for more information. 

Free Diabetes Information Evening

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Free evening event in Thurrock for people with diabetes

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Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Diabetes UK will hold a free event to help people with diabetes know what services are available to them and to provide feedback on those services.

The Diabetes Engagement Evening will be held on Thursday 4 October at Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. The event aims to help people from the Thurrock area who have been diagnosed with diabetes, by providing them with essential information on the services available, what they should expect and how they feel the services meet their needs.

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition which can be treated with diet, exercise, medication and/or insulin.

Diabetes UK will provide information on the 15 Healthcare Essentials. Commissioners and providers will showcase local services available to people with diabetes in the area. This will be followed by a workshop enabling people to feedback on their experiences and tell commissioners how the services are working for them.

Community invited to take a closer look at plans after funding for new Tilbury Integrated Medical Centre is approved

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Residents are being encouraged to take a closer look at plans for a new Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) in Tilbury after Thurrock Council agreed to provide up to £20million to build it.

The Tilbury IMC will bring health and care services to the heart of Tilbury and is one of four planned across the borough, along with others in Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays.

The council and the NHS are investing in health and care services to make them more accessible, closer to home and ensure they are provided in modern, purpose-built facilities. The centres will also improve access to clinical services currently located at Orsett Hospital.

Proposals for Integrated Medical Centre in Tilbury set to progress

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Plans to build an Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) that will bring health and care services to the heart of Tilbury are set to take a significant step forward with Thurrock Council expected to give the green light to provide up to £20million of funding.

The Tilbury IMC is one of four planned across the borough, along with others in Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays. The council and its NHS partners are investing in health and care services to make them more accessible, closer to home and ensure they are provided in modern, purpose-built facilities. The centres will also improve access to clinical services currently located at Orsett Hospital.

Thurrock Council’s cabinet is expected to agree to fund the construction of the IMC in Tilbury at its meeting on Wednesday, 12 September.

Join us for our Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Find out more about healthcare in Thurrock and the role of NHS Thurrock CCG at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

We are holding our AGM between 10am and 11am on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at Orsett Hall and everyone is invited to find out more about healthcare in Thurrock. Meet with the local clinicians, commissioners and staff who ensure that healthcare decisions in Thurrock are made with patients at the heart.

There will be a presentation by staff from the CCG on a wide range of topics relating to the work we do at the CCG. Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have. If you would like to find out more about our AGM, email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01375 365 810.

Everyone's welcome so please feel free to share. You can download the AGM invitation flyer by clicking on the link below:

pdf NHS Thurrock CCG AGM invitation - 26 September 2018 (578 KB)

Annual Report and Accounts

For More information about our work over the previous year, download our Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18:

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