Beechwood Surgery June Newsletter
is now available - for a copy please click under "Patient Newsletter" or come into the surgery for a copy
We are pleased to announce that we have
2 new GP’s starting with us
Dr Andrew Burgess
Dr Vishvaraj Rathod
Dr Burgess will be joining us on the 14th August.
Dr Rathod will be joining us on the 17th September.
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.
GP Extended Access Bookable Service
There are now more appointments with GP's and nurses available in Brentwood, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you in the evenings and weekend. For more information go to - GP Extended Access Bookable Service and download the leaflet.
The Surgery will be closed from 1pm in the afternoon on the following dates: -
- 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.
A new online counselling service for young people.
www.kooth.com is a free, confidential, safe and anonymous way for young people aged 11-26th birthday to ask for help from a team of highly qualified and experienced counsellors and support workers. This is a service that has been commissioned by Southend, Essex & Thurrock CCGs, for all young people who live in Southend, Essex & Thurrock to be able to access.
Kooth.com is a well-established, award winning online counselling agency and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards.
It is a transformational lifeline that has successfully helped and continues to reach the very vulnerable, many of whom would never have access to face-to-face counselling.
KOOTH service includes:
- drop in chats with counsellors;
- booked 1:1 chats with a counsellor;
- themed message forums;
- secure web-based email;
- articles regarding mental health.
https://xenzone.com/kooth/ for information about Kooth
https://kooth.com/ for the site for young people
For medical advice/help during surgery closure, please contact the
Emergency 111 Service
TALKBACK is the patient newsletter from Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group.
A copy of the September-October edition can be downloaded on their website at http://basildonandbrentwoodccg.nhs.uk/news-events/patient-newsletter-talkback
In this edition you will find information on:
- Mental Health for young people
- Living with Diabetes event
- 'Low value' medicines: national consultation
- Gynaecological cancer awareness
- Care Navigation Service
- Stoptober – Stop Smoking support
- Motivated Minds
- Flu vaccination
- Health advice for the school year by Dr Sooraj Natarajan
BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY BUS SHUTTLE TIMETABLE
Please find below information regarding the extended and improved 808 bus shuttle service timetable to Brentwood Community Hospital as from July 2017.
BCH Bus Shuttle Timetable
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)
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 BE AWARE THAT IF YOU SELF REFER PLEASE ADVISE THE SECRETARIES AT BEECHWOOD SURGERY ON 01277 212820 WITH
- LMP (Last period date)
- EDD (Estimated Date of Delivery)
BASILDON HOSPITAL: The best way to get in touch is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, daytime and evening contact telephone number and GP details. A qualified midwife will contact you by telephone within seven days to take further details regarding your medical history and any problems you may have had with previous pregnancies, and an appointment will be made for your first scan. Your named community midwife will then contact you to arrange to meet with you and to book further appointments.
BROOMFIELD HOSPITAL: Following your positive pregnancy test you can now contact your Midwife directly by telephoning 01245 362305 (answerphone available), click on the following link http://www.meht.nhs.uk/services/maternity-services/or click on the individual links below ( to contact a Midwife, put your answers to the questions on the email and send to the midwives, they will contact you to arrange your booking.
St Peter's, Maldon
St Michael's, Braintree
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
QUEENS HOSPITAL: Please use their maternity care referral form to refer to their antenatal care services. Once complete, please email this form to Pregnancy.Referrals@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk MATERNITY REFERRAL information
DID YOU KNOW?
The following services are now based at Beechwood
- AAA Scans
- Diabetic Retinal Screening
Alternative Blood Test Venues
You can book a blood test on-line at https://www.swiftqueue.com/
You will be asked to select a clinic - these include Billericay Health Centre and Basildon Hospital. Or you can telephone
Billericay Health Centre: 01702 746511
Basildon & Southend Hospital: 01702 746065
The waiting times are less than currently at Brentwood Community Hospital.
Walk-in Blood Test Venues
Queens Hospital: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harold Wood Polyclinic: 8:00 am - 12:00 nooon
Harold Hill Health Centre (Gooshays Drive): 8:45 - 12:00 noon
Orsett Hospital: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
St Andrews Centre, Billericay: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Walk-in Xray Service
Brentwood Community Hospital 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Monday to Friday Only)
Harold Wood GP Walk-in Centre
Open from 8am - 8pm (including weekends and all public holidays). It is advisable to telephone to check waiting times and availability: Tel 01708 574000.
Treat minor illness and injuries and have x-ray facilities. Any injuries presented to the Walk-in Centre after 7:15pm requiring x-ray will be re-directed to Upney (which closes at 10pm) or Queens Hospital. Alternatively you can return the following day.
Medication: Please be aware that they will only prescribe medication necessary for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. There are centain medications they do not prescribe as they should only be obtained from your own GP as they can be both addictive and dangerous in high doeses.
Orsett Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)
Provides comprehensive nurse-led service which deals with a wide range of minor injuries. Wound care can be provided either as part of emergency care or when a review of a wound is required.
X-ray facilities are available from Monday to Friday until 4pm.The x-ray facilities available for patients attending MIU are for the shoulder to the fingers and the knee to the toes only. They do not x-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results.
They are open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Bank holidays times may vary. Please contact them on 0300 300 1527 before you visit.
NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
When to use 111
- you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E for need another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.