A better Medway
May 2022 is Measure Your Pressure Month.

This May, to mark Measure Your Pressure Month 2022, you can get your blood pressure checked at a number of venues in Medway, including high streets, participating GP surgeries and pharmacies.

We will also be visiting community venues across Medway, so keep an eye out for our blood pressure stations at libraries, churches and sports centres.

You do not need to make an appointment to get your check.

Why it is important to check your pressure

High blood pressure is often called a ‘silent killer’ because when someone has it there are usually no symptoms.

Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure but many will not know it.

That is why it is so important to get your blood pressure checked.

By taking control of your blood pressure, you can take steps to stay healthy.

Where you can get your pressure checked

You can get your blood pressure checked at the following places this May:

High streets

Thursday 5 May 2022, 12pm to 5pm

  • Rochester High Street, near Blue Boar Lane, ME1 1PD.

Friday 13 May 2022, 9am to 5pm 

  • Rainham High Street, Rainham Centre, outside empty Shoe Zone unit, ME8 7HW.

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  •  Gillingham High Street, near Costa opposite old WHSmith, ME7 1BJ.

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Chatham High Street, near Halifax, NatWest, Lloyds and H. Samuel, ME4 4DH.

Healthy Living and Stop Smoking Advice Centres

Monday 9 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN.

Thursday 10 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rainham Healthy Living Centre, Rainham, ME8 8AA.

Thursday 12 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN.

Monday 16 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road, Rochester, ME1 2EL.

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Balmoral Healthy Living Centre, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN.

Thursday 19 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rainham Healthy Living Centre, Rainham, ME8 8AA.

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road, Rochester, ME1 2EL.

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road, Rochester, ME1 2EL.

Friday 27 May 2022, 9am to 5pm

  • Rainham Healthy Living Centre, Rainham, ME8 8AA.

Pharmacies

Find a pharmacy near you:

Chatham 

  • Karsons Pharmacy, 33 Pattens Lane Chatham, ME4 6JR, 01634 843 177
  • Bestway National Chemists, 22 Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JY, 01634 842 129
  • Delmergate Pharmacy, 21 Shirley Avenue, Chatham, ME5 9UR, 01634 303 110
  • Palmers Pharmacy, 98 Palmerston Road, Chatham, ME4 5SJ, 01634 845 624
  • Asda Stores, 387 Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9SD, 01634 663 010
  • Merlin Pharmacy, 54 Silverweed Road, Weedswood, Chatham ME5 0QX, 01634 861 683.

Gillingham 

  • Medway Drive-thru Pharmacy, 465 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5LJ, 01634 515 805
  • Smiths Pharmacy, 318 to 320, Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5JP, 01634 851 852
  • Mediclinic Pharmacy, 74 to 76 Watling Street, Gillingham, ME7 2YW, 01634 853 087.

Rochester

  • Karsons Pharmacy, 69 to 71 City Way, Rochester, ME1 2BA, 01634 405 700
  • Focus Chemists, 126 Borstal Street, Borstal, ME1 3JS, 01634 405 691.

Strood

  • Amco Pharmacy (Medway), 59 to 61 Bryant Road, Strood, ME2 3EP, 01634 718 039
  • Amco Pharmacy (Medway), 86 to 88 Frindsbury Road, Frindsbury, ME2 4HY, 01634 718 221
  • Kamsons Pharmacy, 29 Darnley Road, Strood, ME2 2EU, 01634 718 508.