The Covid-19 vaccine is now being rolled out across west Essex. Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 and the people that provide care to them are being prioritised first. Please do not contact us for your vaccine – wait to be called. In line with national guidance and to protect those who are the most at risk first, the vaccine is initially being offered in the community to people aged over 80. You will be contacted when it’s your turn for a vaccine. Even if you are fit and healthy, you are still at risk of getting Covid-19, being vaccinated can greatly reduce your risk of getting the virus so please do attend your appointment when called.
The latest guidance from the Government has changed.
If you have either:
- A raised temperature or fever and/ or
- A new continuous cough and/or
- Loss of sense of smell and taste
And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities
You must call 111 and speak to a nurse
(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)
You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)
To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital
There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-
NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do.
GP SURGERIES CANNOT TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS OR REFER YOU TO A TESTING CENTRE. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
GREAT NEWS - CQC Report - Marked the practice GOOD in all areas!
EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - TBA
Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon when there is an Education & Training Shutdown.
If you require urgent medical assistance, which is not life threatening but cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111. Calls to the NHS111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles. For a life threatening medical emergency dial 999.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
We need some volunteers to join our Patient Participation Group to help us to ensure that we are providing the services you need from us. We would like to be able to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery. If you can spare a little time please complete the form below or ask for one from reception.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Dita Fridrichova has joined the practice covering Dr Lindford's maternity leave.
We are pleased to announce that we now have two registrars, two physiotherapists and two paramedic practitioners working with us at the practice
Dr Ronak Patel (m) - GP Registrar, will be with the surgery until July 2021.
Dr Azza Mohamed (f) - GP Registrar, will be with the surgery until July 2021
Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.
Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics