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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING & CLOSING TIMES - please see LATEST NEWS

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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 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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November 2017
 - We had 197 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.

 

Latest News

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER – CLOSED
TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER – OPEN
THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER – OPEN
FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER – OPEN
MONDAY 1ST JANUARY – CLOSED

From Tuesday 2ND January – normal surgery open & close times

For medical advice/help during surgery closure, please contact the

Emergency 111 Service

Or

Harold Wood Polyclinic

Open 7 days a week / 365 days a year

from

8am to 8pm

(If you are attending the Harold Wood Polyclinic after 4pmplease call them on 01708 792000)

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TALKBACK is the  patient newsletter from Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

A copy of the September-October edition can be downloaded on their website at http://basildonandbrentwoodccg.nhs.uk/news-events/patient-newsletter-talkback

 

In this edition you will find information on:

- Mental Health for young people

- Living with Diabetes event

- 'Low value' medicines: national consultation

- Gynaecological cancer awareness

- Care Navigation Service

- Stoptober – Stop Smoking support

- Motivated Minds

- Flu vaccination

- Health advice for the school year by Dr Sooraj Natarajan

BRENTWOOD COMMUNITY BUS SHUTTLE TIMETABLE

Please find below information regarding the extended and improved 808 bus shuttle service timetable to Brentwood Community Hospital as from July 2017.

BCH Bus Shuttle Timetable

 

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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.

BASILDON HOSPITAL: The best way to get in touch is by emailing maternity@btuh.nhs.uk  with your name, daytime and evening contact telephone number and GP details.   A qualified midwife will contact you by telephone within seven days to take further details regarding your medical history and any problems you may have had with previous pregnancies, and an appointment will be made for your first scan. Your named community midwife will then contact you to arrange to meet with you and to book further appointments.

BROOMFIELD HOSPITAL: Following your positive pregnancy test you can now contact your Midwife directly by telephoning 01245 362305 (answerphone available) or click the link below ( to contact a Midwife, put your answers to the questions on the email and send to the midwives, they will contact you to arrange your booking. 

St Peter's, Maldon

stpetersmidwives@meht.nhs.uk


 

St Michael's, Braintree

wjcmidwives@meht.nhs.uk



Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

chelmsfordmidwives@meht.nhs.uk

QUEENS HOSPITAL: Please use their maternity care referral form to refer to their antenatal care services. Once complete, please email this form to Pregnancy.Referrals@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk MATERNITY REFERRAL information

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DID YOU KNOW?

The following services are now based at Beechwood

  • AAA Scans
  • Diabetic Retinal Screening
  • Ultrasound

Alternative Blood Test Venues

You can book a blood test on-line at https://www.swiftqueue.com/
You will be asked to select a clinic - these include Billericay Health Centre and Basildon Hospital.  Or you can telephone

01702 746511 . 01702 746510, 01702 746509

The waiting times are less than currently at Brentwood Community Hospital.

 Walk-in Blood Test Venues

Queens Hospital:                                          7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Harold Wood Polyclinic:                                8:00 am - 12:00 nooon

Harold Hill Health Centre (Gooshays Drive):   8:45 - 12:00 noon

Orsett Hospital:                                           8:00 am - 3:45 pm

St Andrews Centre, Billericay:                       11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Walk-in Xray Service

Brentwood Community Hospital                    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

(Monday to Friday Only)

OTHER SERVICES:-

Harold Wood GP Walk-in Centre

Open from 8am - 8pm (including weekends and all public holidays). It is advisable to telephone to check waiting times and availability: Tel 01708 574000.

Treat minor illness and injuries and have x-ray facilities. Any injuries presented to the Walk-in Centre after 7:15pm requiring x-ray will be re-directed to Upney (which closes at 10pm) or Queens Hospital. Alternatively you can return the following day.

Medication: Please be aware that they will only prescribe medication necessary for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.  There are centain medications they do not prescribe as they should only be obtained from your own GP as they can be both addictive and dangerous in high doeses.

Orsett Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

Provides comprehensive nurse-led service which deals with a wide range of minor injuries.  Wound care can be provided either as part of emergency care or when a review of a wound is required.

X-ray facilities are available from Monday to Friday until 4pm.The x-ray facilities available for patients attending MIU are for the shoulder to the fingers and the knee to the toes only. They do not x-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results.

They are open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Bank holidays times may vary.  Please contact them on 0300 300 1527 before you visit.

NHS 111 Service

111 is the NHS non-emergency number.  It's fast, easy and free.  Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.  They will ask a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

When to use 111

  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E for need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

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