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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 10th October 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 11th October 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 Tuesday 26th September 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 six 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.

Safeguarding Children Policy Statement

Under the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts a child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 years .

Dr T Abela & Partners are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children.  We believe that it is unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Provide protection for all children who are registered with us.
  • Provide all staff with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm - including how to make a referral.
  • Provide all staff with guidance on what will happen if an allegation is made against them.

This policy applies to all clinical and non-clinical staff.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount.
  • All children regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse and have the right to freedom from abuse.
  • Working in partnership with children, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare and enable children to have the best outcome (working together 2015)
  • All our staff need to be carefully selected and trained, and accept responsibility for safeguarding children.

We will endeavour to safeguard children by:

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them.
  • Adopting child protection guidelines and statutory requirements through detailed procedures.
  • Adopting a code of conduct for staff, parents and visitors.
  • Responding quickly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse or issues relating to child welfare.
  • Working in partnership with parents, carers, families and children and providing them with the opportunities to voice any concerns they may have.
  • Recruiting staff safely and ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with parents and staff.
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • Providing effective management for all staff through induction, supervision, support and appropriate safeguarding training.
  • Ensuring that confidential information is stored and managed in accordance with national guidance
  • Remain aware of safeguarding children and young people procedures,local policies and SET procedures 2015 and maintain links with other bodies, especially the commissioning body's appointed contacts.

We are also committed to ensuring that our Safeguarding Children policies and procedures are continually reviewed and updated.

This policy has been produced in line with the Government publication and the statutory safeguarding and welfare requirements set out in SET Multi Agency Child Protection Procedures Manual (2011) and RCGP Safeguarding Children & Young People Toolkit 2014.

These policies should be read in conjunction with Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding Children and Young People Procedures ,which are available at :- https://thurrock.gov.uk/sites/default/fies/assets/documents/set procedueres 2015.

 
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