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Carers Week 2024 – June 10 to June 16

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. A carer is defined

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Diabetes Awareness Week 2024 – June 10 to June 16

The focus of Diabetes Awareness Week this year is to highlight the importance of people with diabetes getting their annual health checks done. When you have diabetes, you need regular health checks to tell you and your healthcare team how diabetes is affecting your body. These vital tests can spot changes in your average blood

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Right Care First Time

This video explains why you don’t always need to see the GP. General practice is facing unprecedented pressure. Demand is exceeding capacity, patients are facing longer delays and abuse in practice is rising as a result.

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getUBetter – Help In Your Recovery From Joint and Muscle Problems

Do you have a joint or muscle problem? Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Thurrock Essex. It offers local tips, advice, and exercises tailored to you and your stage of recovery. Your healthcare professionals cannot be with you 24/7, but getUBetter can. Why is self-care important? Most

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No Smoking Day 2024 – 13 March 2024

The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a time for us to unite and offer encouragement and support to those on their quitting journey, is swiftly approaching on 13 March. There are over 5.3 million adults in England who still smoke, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death in England. In fact,

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Measles – Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated

Measles cases on the rise in England and across Europe. Make sure you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine. Our lead nurse, Florence, has recorded a video on why it’s important to get vaccinated: Across England, on average one

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024 – January 22 – January 28

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week has been observed for many years and has played a crucial role in raising awareness about cervical health. It was established to honor the memory of Jade Goody, a well-known British reality television star who tragically passed away from cervical cancer at a young age. Her story highlighted the importance of

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Are You Protected Against Pneumococcal Infections?

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over. What the pneumococcal vaccine is for? The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against some types of bacterial infections that can cause serious illnesses like: It

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Yellow Cold Health Alert Issued For Forecast Cold Spell

A Yellow Cold Health Alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in conjunction with the Met Office. During a Cold Health Alert, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office guidance signals vulnerable people including the elderly, very young, pregnant mums, and anyone with long-term health conditions, are at increased

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Surgery Opening Times Over The Festive Period

Please find below the opening times for Oddfellows Hall Health Centre and St Clements Health Centre over the Festive Period – Saturday 23 December CLOSED Sunday 24 December CLOSED Monday 25 December CLOSED Tuesday 26 December CLOSED Wednesday 27 December 08:00 – 18:30 Thursday 28 December 08:00 – 18:30 Friday 29 December 08:00 – 18:30

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ADHD Referral Waiting Times

Adult ADHD Adult waiting times for ADHD assessment with Mid and South Essex Adult ADHD Service is approximately 8 months for an Initial Contact appointment; then, if indicated, a further 10-12 months for a full Diagnostic Assessment; then a further 8-10 months for Medical Review to initiate medication (from referral to medication initiation currently up

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Kooth Service for Children and Young People – Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service providing young people aged 11-26 years in Thurrock with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support from a professional team of qualified counsellors. Kooth.com is a well-established, award winning online counselling agency and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling

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NHS GP PRACTICE SURVEY 2024 – Seeking your response and feedback 

Your Practice team has been working together to improve access to GP services and raise the bar on patient experience and satisfaction and thank you for working with us to improve feedback. In early January 2024, around 2.4 million randomly selected people registered with a GP practice in the UK will be invited to answer

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Halloween Flu Vaccination Clinics for Children

In celebration of Halloween, College Health Limited will be running some SPOOKY flu clinics for children aged between 2 and 4 years old. There will be activities and children can dress up for the occasion. If you have not already done so, please call the reception team to book your child in for their appointment.

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COVID Autumn Booster Walk-In Clinics

The Stifford Clays Covid Vaccination Hub (Stifford Clays Health Centre, Crammavill Street, RM16 2AP) will be holding walk-in clinics until 2 December 2023 for eligible people to get their COVID Autumn Booster. You will normally be contacted by The NHS and/or your GP surgery if you are eligible. Eligible patients include the following – The

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Child Flu – Protect Your Child With A Free Flu Vaccination

With the flu season for 2023 – 2024 about to begin, the NHS are encouraging all parents to get their children vaccinated. Please click the picture below for more information on why you should get your child a flu vaccination this year – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR MUMS TO BE – PREGNANT? For our Mums

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World Sepsis Day – 13 September 2023

As World Sepsis Day approaches (on 13 September), we have set up this post to raise awareness by giving people a basic understanding of Sepsis and knowledge of signs and symptoms. “Sepsis is a rare but serious overreaction of the body’s immune system to an infection, which can cause damage to the body’s cells and

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Electronic Repeat Dispensing

What is Electronic Repeat Dispensing? It is a new way of getting your medicines and appliances without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time. How does Electronic Repeat Dispensing work? The prescriber will authorise and issue a batch of repeat prescriptions until the patient needs to be reviewed. The prescriptions are then

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Staff Training Closure

A number of times a year the practice will close at 13:00 for compulsory training for doctors and nurses, organised by Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group.  If you urgently need medical assistance between 13:00 and 18:30 please call 111. After 18:30 call 111. We will be closed on the following dates.

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Do we have your up to date mobile number?

Register for the Text Reminder Service You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.  To register for this service please complete our communication consent form. No identification is required for this service. If more than one person shares the use of the mobile phone number given

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