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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

FLU INFORMATION & OPEN CLINIC DATES - see under Latest News

 

NON-ELIGIBLE PATIENTS:

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.

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PHONE outage -  TODAY - 7TH AUGUST

 

Please be advise we are currently experiencing phone issues. THIS IS being INVESTIGATED URGENTLY.

we apologies for any inconvenience caused.

(PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS NOW BEEN RESOLVED)

 

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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

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: -

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Tuesday 6th March 2018

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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JuLY 2017 - We had 216 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.

 

To order your prescription via the website, please use the link above.

To Order your repeat prescription via SystmOnline here

Repeat Prescriptions

You may request a repeat prescription by:

  • Using the link at the bottom of our Home Page
  • Fax
  • Post

We do not accept telephone requests as errors could easily be made.

Your prescription may take up to 72 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays). A full policy is available from the Practice Manager on request.

If you have lost your repeat request counterfoil please write your name and address and the name of your medication on a piece of paper and place this in the box on the reception desk in the usual way. You must always allow at least 2 working days for your prescription to be processed and longer at busy times such as Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays.

If you leave your request on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning it may not be ready for collection until Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.

Collection Guide

  • Received Monday - Collect Wednesday
  • Received Tuesday - Collect Thursday
  • Received Wednesday - Collect Friday
  • Received Thursday - Collect Monday
  • Received Friday - Collect Tuesday
  • Received Saturday/Sunday - Collect Wednesday

Please be advised when an URGENT prescription is received into the surgery it is not always possible for same day collection.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

 
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