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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

BEECHWOOD SURGERY

MAY BANK HOLIDAY INFORMATION

       FFFRIDAY 25TH MAY:               OPEN

 SATURDAY 26TH MAY:          CLOSED

 SUNDAY 27TH MAY:              CLOSED

 MONDAY 28TH MAY:             CLOSED

 TUESDAY 29TH MAY:            OPEN

If you need to see a doctor urgently for medical advice, please call 111.

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PATIENT NOTICE

We are sorry to announce that

Dr Sanka will be leaving the surgery as of 30th September 2018.

We wish to thank him for his dedication to the surgery

and we all wish him well for the future.

 

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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: -

 

- 10th April 2018

- 1st May 2018

- 5th June 2018

- 3rd July 2018

- 4th September 2018

- 2nd October 2018

- 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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April 2018 - We had 159 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.

 

Accessible Information

THE ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION (AIS)

The AIS aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensor loss receive information that they can access and understand.

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you.   .

We want to know if you we can support you in:-

  • Alternative formats ie: Braille, Large Print or Easy Read.

  • Translations - Translator or via our Practice Leaflet

  • Interpreters – British Sign language or Advocate

  • Other – Lip read, use of a hearing aid or communication tool 

If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know. Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us on 01277 212820.

Thank you.



 
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