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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

We are pleased to announce our new clinicians that have joined us:-

Dr Andrew Burgess

Dr Vishvaraj Rathod

 

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FLU CLINIC

OPEN CLINIC DATES

Monday 5th November

08:40 – 12 noon

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: 

·        are 65 years of age or over

·        Asthmatic who has a steroid inhaler

·        Cancer

·        Heart Disease

·        Immunosuppressed

·        Main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 

-      Carers

·        are Pregnant

·        Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

·        Diabetic

·        HIV

·        Stroke

·        Splenectomy

 

BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: Please speak to a Receptionist.

 

NON-ELIGIBLE PATIENTS:

Patients who are not eligible for a free flu vaccination are welcome to receive their vaccination with one of our Nurses. There will be a charge of £8.00 to cover the cost of the vaccine.

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MATERNITY REFERRALS

Women may book directly with maternity services at all Essex hospitals and can do so by contacting teams at the appropriate hospitals.

For women wishing to have their babies at;

-          MEHT (WJC, Broomfield or St Peters) - 01245 362305  http://www.meht.nhs.uk/services/maternity-services/

-          BTUH-  maternity@btuh.nhs.uk

For more detailed information, please look under Latest News.

 

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GP Extended Access Bookable Service

Please click on - GP Extended Access Bookable Service for more information

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Southend & Basildon - Blood Test Appointments

 Please be aware that the booking line number has changed to: 01702 746065.

You can continue to book your blood test appointments on-line by visiting:-

Southend University Hospital, select 'Patients & Visitors' and select 'Blood Tests'

or

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals, select 'Services' and select 'Blood Tests'

The online service is the most user friendly way of obtaining a blood test appointment as it allows you to cancel and move your appointment/s at your convenience.

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KOOTH

A new online counselling service for young people - for more information please click on LATEST NEWS

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TALKBACK

Talkback is the  patient newsletter from Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group - Please click 'Latest News' for more information

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BUS 808 SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

The service has been extended and improved to Brentwood Community Hospital. 

Please click on 'Latest News' for the timetable details.

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PATIENT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

 

THERE IS A NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF TRAVEL VACCINES, THEREFORE BEFORE YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CHECK WITH RECEPTION STAFF FOR AVAILABILITY.

PLEASE BE AWARE CHARGE FOR

HEP B INJECTIONS

COURSE OF 3 - £105 (£35 PER INJECTION)

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MATERNITY REFERRALS

Did you know that if you have a positive pregnancy test  you can refer yourself to a hospital of your choice for your maternity care, Basildon Hospital, Broomfield Hospital or Queens Hospital. 

For more information, refer to 'Latest News'.

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We are Closed during Bank Holidays, please call 111 if you require medical attention

ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS

Beechwood Surgery now offer bookable appointments up to 8 weeks in advance

depending on appointment availability 

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AS OF 1ST APRIL 2017

The surgery is no longer able to provide appointments on a Saturday. 

This is due to contractual changes. If you need to see a GP at the weekend,

PLEASE CALL OUT OF HOURS ON 111.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our patients. 

There is NO Walk-in Urgent Appointment Service at 8:00am from 1st April 2017

Please phone the surgery for an appointment or use Online-Consult 

(On-line Consult - a quick and easy method to get advice from your GP online

without having to wait for an appointment)

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STAFF TRAINING:- The Surgery will be closed from 1pm in the afternoon on the following dates: -

- 6th November 2018

- 4th December 2018

- 5th February 2019

- 5th March 2019

 

If you need an emergency appointment during this time, please call the Out of Hours Service on 111 who will arrange a GP appointment at a local surgery.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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September 2018 - We had 127 missed appointments  Please remember to cancel your appointment so another patient can be seen.  The average cost of a missed appointment is £35. 

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Gluten

INING:  Free Products

Please see the latest guidance on gluten free products.

 

Clinics & Services

FAMILY PLANNING


We provide a full range of contraceptive services, including fitting coils and caps. We also have a practice nurse qualified in family planning. Please make an appointment with your doctor or nurse to discuss your needs.


MATERNITY CARE


All doctors provide antenatal and postnatal care which is normally shared with the Maternity Unit of the local hospitals. Each doctor sees his/her own antenatal patients by appointment. 

Did you know that if you have a positive pregnancy test you can refer yourself to a hospital of your choice for your maternity care. Basildon Hospital, Broomfield Hospital or Queens Hospital.  Please note that if you self refer you will need to contact the Secretaries at Beechwood Surgery on 01277 212820 to advise them of

- LMD (Last period date)

- EDD (Estimated Delivery Date)

Please check out Latest News for more information. 


CHILD IMMUNISATIONS


We run weekly immunisation clinics which operate on an appointment system. We would encourage you to bring your child at these times if possible. Immunisations may be given at other times if required.


CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE


We run the full programme of recommended Child Health Surveillance checks in conjunction with our Health Visitors. We encourage all parents with children under five years to register them with the practice for this service. Routine child health surveillance is carried out by the doctors in conjunction with the health visitor. You will be notified when this is due. Please contact the secretary with appointment queries.


MINOR SURGERY


We offer minor surgery such as removal of cysts, ingrowing toenails etc. in our treatment room. We can also deal with minor injuries. Contact the surgery if in doubt.

 


ASTHMA AND DIABETES CARE


Our asthma and diabetes nurses each run clinics at which regular checks and advice are given. The asthma nurse also teaches checks and advises on inhaler technique. If you suffer from asthma please ask for an appointment with the asthma nurse. If you suffer from diabetes and are not attending hospital regularly, please ask for an appointment with the diabetes nurse.


SCREENING AND PREVENTATIVE CARE


All new patients are offered a screening session with our nurses on registration with the practice. We encourage all patients to have regular blood pressure and weight checks. If you have not seen a doctor for three years and would like a check, please make an appointment.


The nurses run regular smear clinics. Our computerised smear recall system will remind women between 25 and 65 when their smear is due.


SMOKING CESSATION


If you are thinking of giving up smoking why not book a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse to discuss how we can help you.

 
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