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NOTICE TO PATIENT

 

IF YOU NEED TO SEE A GP

when the surgery is closed in the evening or at the weekend

Please call the OUT OF HOURS SERVICE on 111

You will be seen at the Brentwood Community Hospital

 

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Brentwood Community Hospital X-ray Department

Please note the routine service of the x-ray equipment at Brentwood Community hospital is closed for Wednesday 18th December 2019.

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STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery will be closed from 1pm in the afternoon on the following date: -

NEXT DATE: Tuesday 4th February 2020

DATES in 2020:-

  •  
  • Tuesday 3rd March
  • Tuesday 7th April
  • Tuesday 5th May
  • Tuesday 2nd June
  • Tuesday 7th July
  • Tuesday 8th September
  • Tuesday 6th October
  • Tuesday 3rd November
  • Tuesday 1st December

 

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.

THANK YOU

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

OPENING & CLOSING TIMES

MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER – OPEN

TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER – OPEN

WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER – CLOSED

THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER – CLOSED

FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER – OPEN

MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER – OPEN

TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER – OPEN

WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY – CLOSED

FROM

THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY

Normal Surgery Open & Close Times

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Peabody Free Advice Service

 

Peabody is a free advice service, who can offer advice and support:-

 

o Benefit claims/issues

o Difficulty paying rent

o Housing related problems & those threatened with homelessness

o Getting support for drug & alcohol problems

o Support with managing rent arrears/debts

o Getting support for mental health

o Financial advice

o Budgeting support

o Social inclusion

 

At the following locations (No appointment needed, just drop-in):-

 

St Peters Church- Claughton Way, Brentwood, CM13 1JS

Every Tuesday 11am-2pm,

 

Dodd Road Church- 56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9EH

Every Wednesday from 10:00am-1.30pm

 

Brentwood Council- 1-2 Seven Arches Road Brentwood

Every Monday & Wednesday from 2.00pm-5.00pm

 

Brentwood Council- 1-2 Seven Arches Road Brentwood

Every Friday from 10am-2.00pm

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The Macmillan Support Line – more expert support at the end of the phone

call free on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am-8pm (opening times may vary by service), or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/supportline

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PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD (PHR)

What is it?:

A personal health record, or PHR, is a health record where health data and information related to the care of a patient is maintained by the patient.

For more information, please click on the attached link:-

Information & Guidance notes for Personal Health Record

If you are interested in having a personal health record, please find below the form for you to print and complete.

My Personal Health Record Form

 

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GP Extended Access Bookable Service

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

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PATIENT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

 

Please be aware you will need to complete a Travel Form 6-8 weeks before you travel and you may be charged for certain vaccinations.  For more details go to - Clinics & Services.

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November 2019 - We had 113 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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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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