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 From 1st June 2020 telephone prescription requests have been ceased please sign up for online services or make arrangements with your preferred pharmacy

Routine childhood vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against harmful childhood diseases. Providing the child  and parents are well and not displaying symptoms of coronavirus or other infections, children should have routine childhood immunisations as normal. The practice are taking the appropriate measures to minimise the risks by reducing people coming into the surgery.  Please book an appointment if notified. It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child miss a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up

THE SURGERY MAIN DOOR IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN VIEW OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

 

THE CLINICIAN’S ARE NOW CONTACTING PATIENT’S VIA TELEPHONE TRIAGE

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY

 

PLEASE RING THE BELL AT THE BACK DOOR IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:

 

  • YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT FOLLOWING TRIAGE
  • YOU HAVE A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT
  • YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COLLECT SOMETHING FROM THE SURGERY

IF YOU REQUIRE A TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENT PLEASE PHONE: 01279 621900

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIME 

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS across Essex will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases if the public follows Public Health England advice.

 

We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.

 

The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country has moved into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

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ADVANCED NOTICE

vice issued by the Prime Minister is to stay at home for 14 days if one member of the household is affected and if you have either:

 

  • a high temperature (37.8C or above) or
  • a new continuous cough Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.  
  • Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if: 
  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after seven days Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. 

If you are not sure what you should do when you are feeling unwell, use the FREE NHS Health Help Now website or app to see available local services, get advice or find the best treatment for your symptoms. Alternatively you can call NHS 111 for urgent health advice 24 hours a day.

 

 

Free to use, NHS 111 advisers and clinicians will help you to find the best service for your needs, whether that’s an out-of-hours GP appointment, emergency dentist or even a referral to A&E. It’s really important to use the right NHS service for your specific symptoms or condition and NHS 111 will help you with this.

 Your local pharmacist is an expert in medicines and minor illnesses and a great source of trusted advice on a range of health issues. As well as helping you to get the right over the counter medicine to relieve your symptoms, they will also tell you if something needs attention from your practice nurse, GP, dentist, your local minor injuries unit or urgent care centre.

 Addison House Surgery and Barbara Castle Health Centre considering merge to create a single patient list. We aim to fully merge the practices by 1st April 2020. Please see FAQ page for further information.

 

 

This surgery is closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Extended Hour Appointments and Weekend appointments are still available

To arrange an appointment contact the surgery during normal working hours Monday – Friday

By telephone 8.00am – 6.30pm

In person 8.30am – 6.00pm

for medical emergencies please call 999

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Online Services

Please register for Online service (SystmOnline) towards improved access to the Surgery –

Addison House Surgery Online Services

You will be able to book appointments, view records/results and email your doctors with the online service. 

Evening and Weekend GP service

Patients can see a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant for routine appointments in the evenings and over the weekends.

 Please ask a receptionist to book an appointment for you at a time that suits your needs.

To find out more go to https://hucweb.co.uk/services/gp-extended-access/

Friends of Addison would like to thank you for your continued support and donations

Protecting your child against flu - Information for the parents of all two and three year old children and those living in areas offering the flu vaccinations to pre and primary school aged children.  You will be contacted by your GP or through your child's school about getting your child vaccinated. For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu

Do you Need Counselling?

Direct self-referral to Talking Therapies is now available via West Essex mind - http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/healthy-minds-west-essex-iapt/

  

Named Accountable GP

All patients registered at Addison House Surgery are allocated a named accountable GP. For further information, see link below or speak to your GP - Accountable GP

 

Free NHS Health Check

As part of a National NHS campaign, the Surgery is offering free health checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who do not currently suffer with diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease. Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Please contact reception.

Further information is available via leaflets at reception as well as the web link on this page.

http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/

Find out how information about you helps us to provide better care by picking up a leaflet in the surgery or visiting

www.nhs.uk/caredata

 

Physiotherapy self referral is now available for certain musculoskeletal problems. Please complete online referral form in link below -

https://eput.nhs.uk/our-services/essex/west-essex-community-health-services/adults/rehabilitation/musculo-skeletal-physiotherapy/

NHS 111 - 24 Hour Non Urgent Health Advice Line

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspxdawngardener@live.com%MCEPASTEBIN%

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

 

Addison House Surgery run a Phlebotomy clinic two to three mornings per week, however appointment slots are limited. If you are unable to book an appointment at the surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital run a walk in Blood Test clinic from 7am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

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

 
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