Find out more about Living well in Thurrock at our event

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Meet the people and organisations that support all people in Thurrock to live life well and find out a little bit more about how you can make those small improvements to your own life.

Why not come along to our free Living Well in Thurrock show on 14 June and meet some of the people at the heart of local health, community, care and charity work in Thurrock.

Representatives will be on hand to share with you a little bit more about the work they do, give you tips on how to improve your quality of life and explain how plans for health and social care will benefit the people of Thurrock.

Some of the organisations in attendance include:

  • Inclusion Thurrock’s IAPT and Recovery College
  • Breathe Easy Thurrock
  • Local Diabetes UK support group
  • Local Area Coordinators
  • Substance misuse advice
  • Stroke Art Group, and Stroke Association
  • Alzheimers UK
  • ICS Health – Pulse diabetes health check
  • Mid and South Essex Success Regime
  • Thurrock Council
  • Community and Voluntary Service and much more

The Living Well in Thurrock show is hosted by Thurrock CCG, Thurrock Council, Healthwatch Thurrock and Stronger Together. Come and join us on Wednesday 14 June, 10am to 4pm at Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided.

Find out more about type 2 diabetes at event in Thurrock this June

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An all-day event in June will give diabetes patients the opportunity to learn more about type 2 diabetes and meet other people with the condition.

Do you have type 2 diabetes and want to know more about condition? Then why not attend our Living Well with Diabetes show and find out more about living well with type 2 diabetes.

Run by Diabetes UK and Thurrock CCG, the one day event will teach you how to maintain a healthy diet and become more confident in managing your diabetes day-to-day. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask diabetes experts any of your questions, meet other people with the condition and get practical, up-to-date information.

The event is taking place on Friday 23 June 2017, 10am – 4pm at the Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 2HS. Places are limited so if you would like to attend, book today either by phoning 01375 365810 (8.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri) or Clicking the link below: 

Click on the links below to download the poster and flyer for the event:

pdf Living Well with Diabetes flyer May 2017 (1.58 MB)

pdf Living Well with Diabetes poster May 2017 (2.50 MB)

Die Well Essex What does "celebrating life" mean to you?

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People across Essex are being asked to celebrate life by sharing their favourite images of friends, family or pets that have died in a bid to start conversation about why dying matters. dying matters graphic

In Thurrock, St Luke’s Hospice and NHS Thurrock CCG have teamed up to provide an opportunity for people to talk about what matters to them, how to plan if someone they love is nearing the end of their life, as well as celebrating the life they have or had.

The online campaign, called Die Well Essex, is being supported by health, social care, charities and voluntary groups across the county in the lead up to a national awareness week called Dying Matters during 8-14 May. 

Thurrock in Top Five for Best Care Homes

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27 April 2017

Hard work and a focus on quality have helped to transform care in Thurrock for residents who need support. Thurrock was in the top five for the area with the least number of care homes not meeting at least satisfactory in Care Quality Commission inspections. 

The report released by charity’ Independent Age’, on the quality of care homes in England in found that just 2.9 per cent of our care homes were rated inadequate or requires improvement. The Essex average is 18.9%.

Linda Smart, Deputy Chief Nurse at NHS Thurrock CCG said:

“We have worked to support our colleagues in Thurrock Council and our Continuing Healthcare teams to ensure that the Thurrock Care homes are providing the best possible care for our residents and are pleased to note that this is rated as the best care in the region. We will continue to encourage on-going improvement so that all can reach the standards expected and provide safe, effective and quality care.”

For more information about the report, visit Independent Age report. “Regional Care Home Performance Briefing – March 2017”

To find out more about accessing care in Thurrock visit:


Where to go for care this bank holiday weekend (29 April – 01 May 2017)

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Where to go for care this bank holiday weekend (29 April – 01 May 2017)

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Make sure you know where you can go for your healthcare needs this bank holiday monday.

Residents of Thurrock should be aware that some pharmacies, GP practices and other NHS services in the area may not be open over the bank holiday weekend. On Monday (01 May) in particular, less services will be open compared to usual with GP practices and many pharmacies closed.

Traffic on the roads on bank holidays can be challenging, especially when sunny, and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in South West Essex this bank holiday weekend (29 April – 01 May 2017).

Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Or if you need to see a GP or practice nurse, you can book an appointment with the Thurrock Health Hubs open on, Saturday (29 April) and Sunday (30 April). See below for our quick guide to health services over the bank holiday weekend:

pdf May bank holiday NHS services 2017 (697 KB)

See below for the opening times for pharmacies over Easter:

Bank Holiday Monday (01 May 2017)
Corringham Allcures Pharmacy 19 Lampits Hill SS17 9AA 09:00 – 19:00
Grays Vision Pharmacy 11 Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays RM16 2AP 10:00 – 16:00
Stanford-Le-Hope Hassengate Pharmacy Southend Road SS17 0PH 11:00 – 16:00
West Thurrock Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Store, Cygnet View RM20 1TX 09:00 - 18:00
West Thurrock Boots Pharmacy 1b Junction Retail Park, Western Avenue, Thurrock RM20 3LP 11:00 – 17:00

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