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IMPORTANT MESSAGE RE: CORONAVIRUS

AS A PRECAUTION ONLY, the Practice has taken the decision to ask ALL patients NOT to attend the Surgery at any time.

All appointments will now move to telephone triage, if necessary the Doctor will arrange an appointment for you to be seen.

If you already have an appointment booked these will also move to telephone triage ONLY.

To book a telephone triage appointment, arrange for your prescription to be delivered to a pharmacy or any other query please contact Reception on 01375 480000

Please bear with us if the telephone lines are busier than usual.

Please use E-consult if at all possible (see link on website)

DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, ALL APPOINTMENTS BOOKED VIA OUR ONLINE  FACILITY ARE TRIAGE APPOINTMENTS AS SUCH YOU WILL RECEIVE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THE DOCTOR AT YOUR ALLOTTED APPOINTMENT TIME.  THIS IS DUE TO IT BEING NECESSARY TO DETERMINE WHETHER PATIENTS CAN ATTEND THE SURGERY OR SHOULD BE CONTACTING NHS 111.

TEXT MESSAGES

Please ensure that you keep your mobile telephone number updated to ensure that you receive text messages from this surgery (appointment reminders, health messages etc).

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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 11am-6pm Mon-Fri, 12-3pm Sat-Sun, appointments are booked directly with MIU (Tel 0300 300 1527) or walk in.  This service is temporary and may cease in the future.

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).

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. The maternity direct contact email is maternity@btuh.nhs.uk.

 

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, pregnant women  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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