Self-test blood pressure GP practice

Hypertension poster February 2018 small

Thurrock residents are able to test their 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:

pdf Test your own blood pressure poster - February 2018 (338 KB)

Risk Factors

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of high blood pressure. You are at greater risk if you:

  • Are over 65
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Smoke, drink too much alcohol or drink too much caffeine-based drinks
  • Are of African or Caribbean descent or have a relative with high blood pressure
  • Don’t do enough exercise
  • Eat too much salt
  • Don’t get much sleep or have disturbed sleep

Where

You can get a free blood pressure and heart check if you're over 18 years-old and registered with a GP in Thurrock. The following GP practices will be hosting the self-test equipment: 

  • Chadwell Medical Centre, 1 Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JD
  • The Dilip Sabnis Medical Centre, Linford Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JW
  • The Health Centre, Giffords Cross Road, Corringham, SS17 7QQ
  • Appledore Medical Centre, 8 Coronation Aveune, East Tilbury, RM18 8SJ
  • East Tilbury Medical Centre, 85 Coronation Aveune, East Tilbury, RM18 8SW
  • Oddfellows Hall Health Centre, Oddfellows Hall, Grays, RM17 5JY
  • The Surgery, 12 Milton Road, Grays, RM17 5EZ
  • Thurrock Health Centre, 55-57 High Street, Grays, RM17 6NB
  • Commonwealth Health Centre, Quebec Road, Tilbury, RM18 7RB
  • Tilbury Health Centre, London Road, Tilbury, RM18 8EB
  • St Clements Health Centre, London Road, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR

You can also check your blood pressure at any of the following community venues, with the support of a volunteer:

  • Acorns Community Hub, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, RM16 2AS
  • Chadwell St Mary Centre, Chadwell Library, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JP
  • Inclusion Thurrock, Thurrock Health Centre, 55-57 High Street, Grays, RM17 6NB
  • Purfleet Community Hub, 53 River Court, Centurion Way, Purfleet, RM19 1ZY
  • South Ockendon Centre, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX
  • Tilbury Community Hub, 16 Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD

Want to find out more? Contact your GP or Thurrock Healthy Lifestyles Service on 0800 292 2299 alternatively, visit: www.thurrock.gov.uk/myhealth  

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