From this week, you’ll be able to find out your blood pressure at selected local GP surgeries in Tilbury, East Tilbury and Chadwell.
You’ll be able to test yourself with the support of healthcare professionals in the waiting area and receive results instantly. Download the pilot poster below for information on location and risk factors that can lead to high blood pressure:
Portfolio Holder for Health, Cllr James Halden said: “You can’t manage a condition if you don’t know you have it.
“Estimates for Thurrock suggest thousands of local people remain undiagnosed for common conditions such as high blood pressure.
“These machines are an easy way to check your health. If your blood pressure shows an irregular reading, it isn’t anything to worry about and is something you can discuss with your GP. Your GP can help you find out more and as well as give useful advice for looking after your health.