Monday, March 4, 2024

New Twelve Hour GP Service Coming To Grays

A new GP service open 12 hours a day, seven days a week, will be launched in Thurrock on Sunday <28 March>.

The phone number for the new service, running from Grays Health Centre in Brooke Road, is 01375 898700.

Any patient – wherever they live – will be able to see a GP or nurse between 8am and 8pm at the new service.

The service will accept new patient registrations and will also have appointments available every day for patients who aren’t registered.

Anyone – whether they are a registered patient or not – will be able to walk-in and wait to see a GP or nurse without an appointment.

NHS South West Essex has commissioned the new extended service as part of the Equitable Access to Primary Medical Care programme, which saw every primary care trust given funding to invest in a new GP-led health centre in an easily accessible location.

The primary care trust has appointed College Health to run the service in Grays, initially from Grays Health Centre in Brooke Road while the former Woolworths site in Grays High Street is refurbished.

From 31 May 2010, the service will be provided from the former Woolworths site – which will be called Thurrock Health Centre.

Thurrock Health Centre will offer a range of primary care services. Primary care is usually the first point of contact that a patient has with the health service, and services at Thurrock Health Centre will include GP and nurse appointments, immunisations, health checks, advice and screenings. A mobile clinic will also operate from the health centre, taking services out to the local communities.


  1. there should be more of these walk in centres around concidering it can take over 2 weeks to get an appointment with your local GP, the only thing I would like to know is who is funding this and are the costs being drained from other essential health services.

    We use to have a good hospital in Orsett until this was reduced in size and use now our nearest hospital is over 15 miles away and is a national disgrace with the way it has been ran,

  2. Question – Apart from not being able to get appointments for a week or so why is it when you go into your Doctors you have an appointment time and you never get to see your Doctor on time, you normally see them 15mins – 1hr after your slot but there are notices everywhere telling you that if you dont turn up for an appointment, you are stopping someone from being able to see the Doctor.
    Surely if everyone turned up we would be sitting there for much longer!


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