More Healthcare workers in GP practices

There’s a whole new team of people qualified to help you get the best from your health care service in your Thurrock GP practice. These new teams are already in place in Chadwell and Tilbury, and recruitment is complete in Grays and will soon follow in Corringham, Stanford-le-hope and Purfleet.


Trained in Emergency medicine, paramedics can support with urgent medical needs, sometimes coming out of the practice and in to your home. They will know about all illnesses and assess and treat problems as they arise.

Practice Based Pharmacist

These are qualified pharmacists who work in GP practices as part of a team of people who can support a patent with medicines and long term conditions (Like diabetes and COPD) as well as helping to diagnose specific problems.

Mental Health Practitioners

These specialist nurses can help with any mental health problems you might be experiencing.

Physician Associate

These medically qualified general health care professionals can see you for many health problems. They are supervised by GPs.

Advance Nurse Practitioners

They are fully qualified and will support you with every day health problems.


Fully qualified, physiotherapists can see you first in your GP practice for muscular or bone problems: no need for GP referral.

Social Prescribers

Available at surgeries across the borough, social prescribing is open to Thurrock patients over 18, supporting them with their health and well being needs. They take time to listen to what matters to you and link you with services that can help ad support.

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