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 11th September 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 12th September 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 Monday 24th September 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.