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NOTICE TO PATIENT

 

We are pleased to announce that we have

a new Registrar starting with us

Dr Daniel Nai

Dr Nai will be joining us on the 18th February

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TO ALL OUR PATIENTS

Thank you for joining us today -

Thursday 31st January

for our

PATIENT & CARER’S SUPPORT DAY

We hope you found the event informative and helpful

 

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STAFF TRAINING:-

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

  • Tuesday 5th February
  • Tuesday 5th March
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Tuesday 14th May
  • Tuesday 4th June
  • Tuesday 2nd July
  • Tuesday 3rd September
  • Tuesday 1st October
  • Tuesday 5th November
  • Tuesday 3rd 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.

 

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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 there may be a charge for vaccinations.  Please contact the surgery for details.

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INDEPENDENT REVIEW 

If you have personal experiences arising from any of the below, an independent review, commissioned by the Government, wants to hear from you.

                                                Pelvic Mesh Implants

                                   Primodos and hormonal pregnancy tests

           Sodium valproate*and valproate products including Epilim and Depakote

* The Review is specifically interested in hearing from women who have taken sodium valproate while being of child-bearing age.. Women prescribed Epilim or Depakote(sodium valproate) should not stop their treatment unless told to do so by their GP or healthcare professional.

Share your experience and find out more, including about regional events at:- IMMDSReview.org.uk

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

www.IMMDSReview.org.uk | Reviewteam@kcl.ac.uk | 020 7848 6386

                                            

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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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TALKBACK

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

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January 2019 - We had 122 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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Latest News

 

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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.

STAFF TRAINING:-

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

  • Tuesday 5th February
  • Tuesday 5th March
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Tuesday 14th May
  • Tuesday 4th June
  • Tuesday 2nd July
  • Tuesday 3rd September
  • Tuesday 1st October
  • Tuesday 5th November
  • Tuesday 3rd 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.

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KOOTH
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

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For medical advice/help during surgery closure, please contact the

Emergency 111 Service

 

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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

 

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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.

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)

Thank You

BASILDON HOSPITAL: The best way to get in touch is by emailing maternity@btuh.nhs.uk  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

stpetersmidwives@meht.nhs.uk


 

St Michael's, Braintree

wjcmidwives@meht.nhs.uk



Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

chelmsfordmidwives@meht.nhs.uk

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BTUH

maternity@btuh.nhs

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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

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DID YOU KNOW?

The following services are now based at Beechwood

  • AAA Scans
  • Diabetic Retinal Screening
  • Ultrasound

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)

OTHER SERVICES:-

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.

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