WELL Pharmacy, at 16 Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays, is encouraging residents to pop in to get their blood pressure checked.

The pharmacy has a new team in place and want people to come in for a health check.

National Know Your Blood Pressure Day is taking place on today. 

In the Thurrock area alone, it is estimated that 23.5 per cent of the population have high blood pressure, with an estimated 15,650 undiagnosed cases. New staff at the pharmacy will be happy to chat and offer advice.

Gurpreet Tooray, the Pharmacy Manager at Well Pharmacy Stifford Clays said: “With a new and highly trained team, we are here to help you, whatever your healthcare or medication needs may be.

"We are keen to get to know as many members of the community as possible so pop in for a chat as a first port of call - you don’t need an appointment and it could save you time”.