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Important Changes to Our Appointment System

With effect from Monday 4th September 2017 you will only be able to book a ROUTINE appointment with your chosen GP up to 4 weeks in advance (if available). A limited amount of Triage slots will be available on a daily basis 

Notice to Close

For the purposes of Staff training this surgery, along with others in the Thurrock area, will be closed on the afternoon of  Tuesday 14th November 2017 .  Please note we shall be closed from 12.30pm.
During closure an Emergency Only service will be in operation and you are asked to telephone 01375 480000 where a contact number will be provided.
The surgery will open as normal on Wednesday 15th November 2017.
Whilst we hope you will agree that there is already a high standard of patient care in Thurrock we are committed to further improving Primary Care services.  Supporting protected learning time for GPs and Practice Staff will assist us in doing this.

Notice to Close

Please note this surgery will be closed from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017

Meningitis B Vaccine 

See "Latest News" for information on the vaccine available for babies born after 1 May 2015.

The NHS Friends & Family Test

The survey is available online.  Click on the Patient Survey button at the bottom of the home page or see further information under Have Your Say.

Travel Notice - Malaria: It Only Takes One Bite!

Ensure you get advice on all the vaccinations required when you travel abroad. Take a look at the Travel Vaccinations page (under Clinics & Services) for further information. Remember to submit your travel forms at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.

Volunteers Wanted for Patient Group

Interested in becoming involved with the practice Patient Reference Group? Please see the Patient Reference Group page for more details.

Online Appointments Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering

You can now have access to our appointments system online. By using this system you will be able to book an appointment with a GP up to four weeks in advance (no bookings for Same Day appointments).

You can also have access to the new Repeat Prescription ordering facility.

The new system will allow you to choose the medication from your medical record (repeat medication screen only) rather than you having to type into the current form on the website or an email.

The new system will require you to have a user name and password which will then allow you to log on to the practice clinical system and see a list of your medications with dates when they were last issued to you.

To find out more and obtain a user name and password please see one of the reception Team. You will need Photographic identification in order to register for this service.

Utilising this service will enable you to access both appointments and prescriptions 24 hours a day.

Nurses

We offer nurse-led consultations for a number of medical conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Coronary Heart Disease.  If you suffer from any of these conditions we would recommend that you have a yearly review.  Please see the reception staff for further information.
In addition to our nursing team we employ a healthcare assistant who will also be consulting with patients. 

pregnant11Antenatal

Antenatal and postnatal care is often shared by your GP and midwife who work closely together for the successful outcome of your pregnancy.  In the first instance you should make a routine appointment with the doctor to arrange your antenatal referral after which time your programme of care will be advised by the midwife. 

Family Planning

The doctors and practice nurses provide a full range of contraceptive advice and services.  These are provided during normal surgery times and further information can be obtained from reception. 

Minor Surgery

The majority of our doctors carry out minor operations from the surgery.  If you wish to undertake such a procedure you should initially book a routine appointment with a doctor to make the referral. 

test1Counselling

The practice offers a counselling service by referral only.  Please book a routine appointment with the doctor in order to discuss your requirements. 

Patients Over 75

A practice nurse undertakes senior citizen health checks on a regular basis at the centre.  Patients are invited by letter to attend for this free examination. 

Flu And Pneumonia Vaccinations

These vaccinations are particularly recommended for patients aged over 65 years or for those patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.

flujabsThe pneumonia vaccination is available all year around and if you wish to avail yourself of this protection please contact the reception team for an appointment with one of the nurses.  However, the influenza vaccination is only available during the autumn and winter periods and you will need to contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment.  If you are housebound and wish to have either of these vaccinations please let us know and we will arrange for the district nurse to visit you. 

Travel Immunisations/Vaccinations

The practice nurses offer a comprehensive travel service for registered patients during routine surgery times.  If you require this service you should first obtain a questionnaire from reception (or download a form from our website) for each member of your family and complete and return this to the nurse at least four weeks prior to your departure date.  A nurse will then contact you by post to confirm your vaccination requirements.

A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS.  A list of these charges is held in reception. 

Childhood Immunisations

All routine childhood vaccinations are available at the surgery by appointment with the practice nurse.  It is important to ensure that all children are vaccinated against the potentially serious illnesses and all those behind with their programme should catch up as soon as possible.

Non-NHS Services

Certain services provided by your doctor are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee, eg pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday certificates, private medicals, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals etc.

We also act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee.  

 
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