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Change to Text Messages

You May be aware that new General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) will be coming into force from 25th May 2018.

If you wish to continue receiving text messages from this surgery (appointment reminders health messages etc) you will need to ensure that we have your consent to do so.

Please speak to a Receptionist who will record your consent or dissent. 

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 

APPOINTMENTS AT OTHER LOCATIONS

Extra GP and Nurse appointments are available at a number of Hubs within Thurrock.  Hubs are open 7pm-9pm every weekday and 9am-12pm at weekends.  Appointments are for routine and urgent matters and are booked by contacting this surgery during normal hours or via NHS111 outside of our normal hours.

 

There is also a GP at Orsett Minor Injuries Unit offering a walk in service and on day appointments for urgent medical issues only.  Open 12pm-6pm, 7 days a week, appointments are booked directly with MIU (Tel 0300 300 1527) or walk in.  This service is currently only available until March 2018.

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 12th June 2018 .  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 13th June 2018.
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 20th June 2018

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.

Patient Advice

your care dataInformation about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you are not happy, the national data opt-out system allows you to state that you do not want your  confidential information to be used for purposes beyond your individual care and treatment.

If you have any concerns or wish to opt-out, please follow this web link.

www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

( web site available from the 25/05/2018)



 
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