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E-Consult

Our surgery is now using E-consult  - this is an online guide that gives you 24/7 access to medical advice and allows you to contact the surgery electronically during our opening hours only (see home page for more details)


As our telephone lines remain extremely busy, please email any COVID19 vaccination queries to admin.mailboxf81113@nhs.net

Please note, as with other businesses, we are also suffering from staff illness and staff who need to work from home, and as such we are short staffed at the surgery. Please be patient with Receptionists who are working hard to accommodate all requests. Thank you.

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 October 2021.  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 October 2021.
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.

 

Repeat Prescription Form Please complete and return to the surgery via the post box or email us at chafford.prescriptions@nhs.net

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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).

FACEBOOK

To keep up to date with Practice Information please join the Chafford Hundred Medical Centre Facebook Page.

DNA's for September


During the last month we had 144 wasted appointments which equates 29 hours or 1 doctor not seeing patients for 3 1/2 half days. If you no longer need to attend, please cancel your appointment. You can do this by using Systmonline / nhsapp, responding to your text message reminder or calling the surgery (Lunchtimes the phone lines are much quieter). Together we can ensure we bring this number down and stop wasting appointments that other patients need. 

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.

Clinics & Services

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. 

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, or click here for more details. 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 the form here, 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.

 
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