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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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Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You may have your blood test at Brentwood Community Hospital, Crescent Drive, Shenfield through pre booked appointments.  Alternatively you can attend Queens Hospital, Romford, Walk In Service to have your blood test.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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