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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

TALKBACK

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

BUS 808 SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

The service has been extended and improved to Brentwood Community Hospital. 

Please click on 'Latest News' for the timetable details.


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PATIENT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

 

THERE IS A NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF TRAVEL VACCINES, THEREFORE BEFORE YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CHECK WITH RECEPTION STAFF FOR AVAILABILITY.

PLEASE BE AWARE CHARGE FOR

HEP B INJECTIONS

COURSE OF 3 - £105 (£35 PER INJECTION)

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MATERNITY REFERRALS

Did you know that if you have a positive pregnancy test  you can refer yourself to a hospital of your choice for your maternity care. Basildon Hospital, Broomfield Hospital or Queens Hospital. 

For more information, refer to 'Latest News'.

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We are Closed during Bank Holidays, please call 111 if you require medical attention

ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS

Beechwood Surgery now offer bookable appointments up to 8 weeks in advance

depending on appointment availability 

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AS OF 1ST APRIL

The surgery is no longer able to provide appointments on a Saturday. 

This is due to contractual changes. If you need to see a GP at the weekend,

PLEASE CALL OUT OF HOURS ON 111.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our patients. 

There is NO Walk-in Urgent Appointment Service at 8:00am from 1st April 2017

Please phone the surgery for an appointment or use Online-Consult 

(On-line Consult - a quick and easy method to get advice from your GP online

without having to wait for an appointment)

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

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Tuesday 6th March 2018

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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September 2017
 - We had 184 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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Gluten

INING:  Free Products

Please see the latest guidance on gluten free products.

 

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.

For free independent advice on bereavement issues, you can find more information at lastingpost.com



 
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