ALERT!!!!! 31 January 2020
Information from Public Health England
If you think you may be suffering from the coronavirus do not come to the surgery. Attending the surgery will only risk further spread of the virus. This also applies for pharmacies, walk in centres, hospitals etc.
Remain at home and call NHS 111 who will arrange the appropriate care for you. Suspected cases will not be seen at the surgery. You will only be isolated and transferred to hospital in accordance with Government advice.
Official guidance from Public Health England is to isolate suspected cases. If you come into contact with someone you believe to have the coronavirus immediately withdraw from the room, do not touch your mouth or eyes. Wash your hands well with soap and water, Then call NHS 111.
The risk for the UK currently remains low. It is worth remembering that although the evidence so far demonstrates that this virus (WN-CoV Coronavirus) is highly contagious, it is not nearly as deadly as past coronavirus infections. We are also well served by highly specialist infectious disease services and an effective public health structure.
Click the link below to view information regarding travel from China and the Wuhan Coronavirus.
PATIENT NOTICE - SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS IN CHILDREN
Sepsis in children, is a rare complication of infection but can be treated effectively with antibiotics if caught early enough. There are a number of signs if you know what you are looking for and knowing what these are can be reassuring for parents and may avoid unnecessary A&E attendance.
Warning signs in children with a fever include abnormal drowsiness, rapid breathing, a rash that doesn’t fade when you press it and mottled pale skin,
Monday 20 January 2020
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Monday 20 January 2020
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
If you need to be seen at home please call the Surgery before 10.30am on the day and this will be arranged for you.
BB Healthcare Solutions
We are part of BB HealthCare Solutions who operate HUB clinics outside of surgery hours and during Public Bank holidays.
The HUB clinics are open Weekday Evenings 18:30 - 20:00, Saturdays 08:00 - 18:00, Sundays and public Holidays 09:00 - 14:00.
Patients can attend one of the operating HUB clinics during the above hours by calling the surgery number where you will be directed through to the HUB.
Patient Participation Group
We are part of the Dipple PPG - Patient Participation Group - which incorporates all the practices at the Dipple Medical Centre. This group is also supported by the Heart of Pitsea. If you are interested to attend this group, please contact our surgery number.
Friends and Family
The NHS Friends and Family test is a way of gathering your feedback so we can continually review our service.
Your feedback will help us learn more about what you think of our practice and give us ideas on how to improve the service we offer.
The results of this survey are collated monthly and sent to NHS England. It is hoped the results will be used to help us improve or enhance our service to you.
NHS Health Check
You are entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check.
If you are aged between 40 and 74 years and do not have any pre-existing medical conditions such as
- Heart Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Please contact the surgery for further details.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
The surgery is all on ground level with wheelchair access.
(Site updated 10/02/2020)