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
FLU INFORMATION & OPEN CLINIC DATES
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
· are 65 years of age or over
· Asthmatic who has a steroid inhaler
· Heart Disease
· Main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
· are Pregnant
· Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:45 AM - 11:30 AM
14:00 PM - 16:30 PM
14:00 PM - 16:30 PM
8:45 AM - 12:00 NOON
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 £9.00 to cover the cost of the vaccine.
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.
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) or click the link 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
01702 746511 . 01702 746510, 01702 746509
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.