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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).

 FACEBOOK

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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).

National Data Opt-Out

Your Data Matters to the NHS. Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research
new treatments.


In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.


You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. 

 

National Data Opt-Out & Patients

 

Patients who can choose to set a national data opt-out

Anyone who has an NHS number and has registered for care or treatment with the NHS in England can set an opt out if they wish to, even if they don’t currently live in England.

 

Patient who can set an opt out choice for themselves

If the patient is aged 13 or over, they can set their own opt-out choice using the online service, the telephone service, the NHS App, or ‘print and post’, completing a form by hand and sending it in.

 

Patients who can set an opt-out choice on behalf of someone else

Someone can set an opt-out choice on behalf of a patient, by proxy, if:

 

  • they are the parent or legal guardian of the patient, who is a child aged 12 or under
  • they have a formal legal relationship with the patient, for example legal power of attorney or are a court-appointed deputy.

 

They can only do this using the ‘print and post’ service.

 

Changing an opt-out

An opt-out choice can be changed at any time by the patient or their proxy.

 

Using the online service

Patients can set their own opt-out choice by visiting www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters using any internet enabled device.  So that the service can confirm their identify, they will need to provide:

 

  • their NHS number, or their postcode ( as registered with the GP practice)
  • their mobile phone number or email address provided previously at a GP practice or other NHS service

 

The online service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

Using the NHS App

Patient who have registered for the NHS App using NHS login can set a national data opt-out using the app.

 

Using the telephone service

Patients can set their own opt-out choice by calling 0300 303 5678.

 

Calling this number should cost no more than calls to a normal landline number.

 

The telephone service is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, apart from on English bank or public holidays.

 

Using ‘print-and-post’

If a patient is unable to use the online or telephone service, or would prefer not to, they can complete a paper form and post it.

 

The form can be downloaded from www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or requested by calling the telephone service on 0300 303 5678

 

Patients in prison or secure settings

There are special arrangements for patients in prison or other similar secure settings, known as detained and secure estates.  A health and care professional can help register a patient’s opt-out choice. See Guidance for detained and secure estates.

 

Confirmation

During the process of setting their opt-out choice, the patient can choose their preferred communication method:

 

  • email
  • SMS text
  • Letter

 

Once the process has been completed, the patient will receive a confirmation that their national data opt-out choice has been set.

 



 
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