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Smoking Status

Over the coming weeks an organisation called Provide will be contacting a number of our patients to confirm their current smoking status, and to provide stop smoking support as appropriate.  Please be assured that this work is being undertaken on behalf of the surgery

Flu Vaccine

Please book in for your flu jabs if you are eligible.

Winter Infections

 As the weather declines we are seeing an increased number of patients with upper respiratory infections.  Almost all of these are VIRAL in nature and not BACTERIAL, and therefore ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT HELP.

Before making an appointment to see a doctor, please try cold and flu remedies from your pharmacy, drink plenty of fluids and keep warm.  It can sometimes take a week to 10 days for symptoms to improve.  Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise and, of course do contact the surgery if symptoms worsen or you remain concerned.

If you are a patient on one of our ‘at risk’ registers, or are over the age of 65, and have not already done so, please make an appointment for your flu vaccination.

Friends and Family Test 

April 2017 results

Missed Appointments

A total of 170 appointments were wasted in April 2017, totaling 39 hours:
- 85 GP appointments (equivalent to 15 hours)
- 85 nurse appointments (equivalent to 24 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it - this time wasted could have been offered to other patients.

 

 

When We Are Closed

outofhoursUnder the national GP contract, responsibility for out of hours care belongs to the Clinical Commisioning Group who have contracted it out to Primecare.

They will provide all out of hours cover for patients living in the Chelmsford Area.

 

The Out of Hours Service can be contacted through NHS 111

This service will operate between the hours of 6:30pm and 8:00am on weekdays and from 6:30pm Friday until 8:00am Monday, as well as Bank Holidays.

Access to this service for our patients can still be achieved by ringing the surgery, when the contact number will be given by the phone message.

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or, arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Sudden onset severe chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 

 
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