PATIENT NOTICE – VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ANY CHANGES TO MASK-WEARING GUIDANCE WILL NOT APPLY WHEN VISITING HEALTHCARE SERVICES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY AS COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE.
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MASK WEARING AT THE SURGERY.
Walk In COVID Vaccination clinics for this week (19/07/2021 – 25/07/2021)
Chadwell Medical Centre – 1 Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JD
Monday 19 July between 2pm and 8pm
Wednesday 21July between 2pm and 8pm
Friday 23 July between 2pm and 8pm
Stifford Clays Vaccination Hub – Health Centre, Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays, RM16 2AP
Tuesday 20 July, between 10am and 8pm
Thursday 22 July between 10am and 8pm
Saturday 24 July between 8am and 2pm
Clinics are open to everyone over the age of 18 to attend for their first vaccination or second vaccination (first dose must have been at least 8 weeks prior to receiving the second dose).
There is no need to make an appointment, just turn up and get vaccinated
PATIENT NOTICE - END THE ABUSE OF STAFF IN GP PRACTICES
Please watch this campaign video by the IGPM (Institute of General Practice Management) regarding ending the abuse of staff in GP practices.
In this video GP receptionists share the abuse they have experienced first hand.
All have been frontline key workers during the pandemic.
With the majority of GP Practice Staff (78%) facing threatening behaviour, racist or sexist abuse from patients, and 83% reporting having called the police for help, the Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) launches a campaign to end all abuse towards general practice staff.
PATIENT NOTICE - COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW OUR COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION PAGE.
PATIENT NOTICE – COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
When travelling abroad, you may be required to show your COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England and are registered with a GP, or have an NHS number.
You can get your vaccination status in digital or paper format.Please note that the NHS appointment card from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status via the following methods -
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS. GPS CANNOT PROVIDE LETTERS SHOWING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS.
PATIENT NOTICE - CHANGES TO THE WAY WE PROVIDE CARE
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the way that we offer medical care to our patients has changed as listed below -
You will receive most of your care by voice and video calls.
You may need to access services using apps and online via the practice website and email.
Your prescriptions (where possible) will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacist. You will not need to collect your prescription from the practice in most cases.
Please make sure that you:
Check the practice website for updates on any changes.
Do not attend the GP practice unless invited to do so.
If you are invited to attend the GP Practice, please can you wear a face mask/covering. This is for your protection as well as the protection of the staff at the surgery.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home and follow the latest advice on nhs.uk/coronavirus
PATIENT NOTICE - IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
If you are experiencing cough, fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, or upper respiratory tract symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone else experiencing these symptoms in the past 14 days please stay in your home and phone to speak to a GP.
Do not attend the practice without phoning first. This is to reduce risk of spreading the coronavirus infection.
If you have travelled outside the UK in the past 14 days and you are worried about coronavirus and what you should do next, do not attend a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy. Avoid contact with other people. Stay in your home and use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus Service.
Due to increased pressures at this time routine matters may take longer to deal with. We know you will understand this given the current public health emergency we are facing.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit the NHS.uk and the GOV.uk websites.
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, please watch this short 4 minute video, it could be a lifesaver.
The click the picture below to view information on the signs of sepsis in children.
Welcome to Thurrock Health Centre
Our aim is to provide high quality responsive healthcare delivered by an experienced, dedicated and supported primary healthcare team.
We offer a personal and friendly service and encourage our patients to take an active interest in their health care. We manage your illnesses and help to keep you fit by offering a range of preventative services. The practice is committed to improving the healthcare experience for all its patients.
The practice's wish is to provide a primary care service that is sensitive to patients and carers needs. Every part of the work is led by practising clinicians who listen to the views of their patients and will tailor their care to their needs.
Some of our staff members have second language skills including Bengali and Hindi.
The NHS Friends and Family Test - iWantGreatCare.org
Did You Receive Great Care Today?
The NHS Midlands and East want you to have the best possible experience of care. 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.
Please click on the button below to go to iWantGreatCare.org and have your say.
The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.
They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Our GP Surgery is fully DDA compliant.
(Site updated 23/07/2021)