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NOTICE TO PATIENT

 

TO ALL OUR PATIENTS

Come and join us

PATIENT & CARER’S SUPPORT DAY

Thursday 31st January 2019

10am to 12 noon

Representatives from:-

                                                                Age Concern

                                                                 Alzheimer's

                                                         Diabetes

                                                       Carer's First

Care Navigation Partnership

                                                (more to be confirmed)

to help with any advice, support and information

We look forward to seeing you

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STAFF TRAINING:-

The Surgery will be closed from 1pm in the afternoon on the following dates: -

  • Tuesday 5th February
  • Tuesday 5th March
  • Tuesday 2nd April
  • Tuesday 14th May
  • Tuesday 4th June
  • Tuesday 2nd July
  • Tuesday 3rd September
  • Tuesday 1st October
  • Tuesday 5th November
  • Tuesday 3rd December

If you need an emergency appointment during this time, please call the Out of Hours Service on 111 who will arrange a GP appointment at a local surgery.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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GP Extended Access Bookable Service

Please click on - GP Extended Access Bookable Service for more information

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PATIENT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

 

Please be aware there may be a charge for vaccinations.  Please contact the surgery for details.

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INDEPENDENT REVIEW 

If you have personal experiences arising from any of the below, an independent review, commissioned by the Government, wants to hear from you.

                                                Pelvic Mesh Implants

                                   Primodos and hormonal pregnancy tests

           Sodium valproate*and valproate products including Epilim and Depakote

* The Review is specifically interested in hearing from women who have taken sodium valproate while being of child-bearing age.. Women prescribed Epilim or Depakote(sodium valproate) should not stop their treatment unless told to do so by their GP or healthcare professional.

Share your experience and find out more, including about regional events at:- IMMDSReview.org.uk

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

www.IMMDSReview.org.uk | Reviewteam@kcl.ac.uk | 020 7848 6386

                                            

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Southend & Basildon - Blood Test Appointments

 Please be aware that the booking line number has changed to: 01702 746065.

You can continue to book your blood test appointments on-line by visiting:-

Southend University Hospital, select 'Patients & Visitors' and select 'Blood Tests'

or

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals, select 'Services' and select 'Blood Tests'

The online service is the most user friendly way of obtaining a blood test appointment as it allows you to cancel and move your appointment/s at your convenience.

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TALKBACK

Talkback is the  patient newsletter from Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group - Please click 'Latest News' for more information

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December 2018 - We had 105 missed appointments  Please remember to cancel your appointment so another patient can be seen.  The average cost of a missed appointment is £35. 

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In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.



 
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