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ARE YOU PREGNANT?

Do you have a positive pregnancy test?

Mums -to-be no longer need to visit a GP - they can just refer themselves online.

Please make mums-to-be aware that if they have a positive pregnancy test and wish to have their baby under the care of Basildon Hospital Maternity Services, they can contact the maternity team directly by completing the antenatal self-referral form https://connect.btuh.nhs.uk/maternitydirect without the need to see a GP first. 

A qualified midwife will contact them by telephone within seven days following receipt to discuss the next step.

Anyone experiencing problems with the submission of their referral form, should email maternity@btuh.nhs.uk

Can’t get the healthcare you want, when you want?

Extending your Gp Access

BB Healthcare Solutions now offer extended access for general practice on

Monday to Friday 18.30pm till 20.00pm

Saturday 08.00 – 18.00 and

Sunday 09.00 -14.00.

Available at various Hubs across Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

By calling your surgery between:

08.00 - 20.00 Monday to Friday

08.00 - 18.00 Saturday

09.00 - 14.00 Sundays and Public Holidays

You will be able to speak to reception at either your surgery or a Hub Clinic and book a nurse or GP appointment 7 days a week, even on Public Holidays in your HUB Clinic.

Three HUB clinics will be open weekday evenings (18.30 - 20.00) and two HUB clinics on weekends and public holidays (08.00 - 18.00 on Saturdays and 09.00 - 14.00 on Sundays and Public Holidays) one in Basildon and one alternating between Wickford and Billericay.

For more information, please speak to your receptionist  

Time to Learn - Sharing Good practice

This practice and many other practices in the South Essex area will be closed for the Whole afternoon and evening on the following dates to take part in a scheme for all practice staff to develop and update their professional skills and knowledge. UPCOMING TIME TO LEARN DATES:

We will be closed from 1pm - 6.30pm on the following dates. 

In the event of an emergency please contact NHS 111

EXTENDED HOURS CLINICS ON TIME TO LEARN TUESDAYS WILL BE MOVED TO MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS AT BOTH SURGERIES THE SAME WEEK.

When surgery is closed on the above dates at 1pm please contact NHS 111 for access to URGENT MEDICAL CARE.  

This service is available all over weekends, evenings/early mornings and bank holidays.

After 6.30pm Monday-Friday, please dial 111 for access to urgent medical care when the surgery is closed. 

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 BLOOD TEST CLINICS

By 1st November 2016 the following Blood Test Clinics will be by appointment only

Southend Outpatients Clinic

Basildon Outpatients Clinic

St Andrew's Centre Billericay

There are 2 ways in which to book your appointment

1. Book online by visiting the websites listed below:

2. By Calling 01702 422555 Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5pm (excl Bank Holidays)

Please note from 1st October 2016 the Blood Test Booking line number will change.

The new numbers are:

01702 746509 / 01702 746510 / 01702 746511

 


Friends and Family Test Survey

Would you recommend a friend or family member to our Practice?

Please click Friend and Family Test under Have Your Say ----->

Alternatively you can do this via email or on Survey Card at Reception desk. Thank you for your feedback 

MORELIFE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR ADULTS

  • Do you live in Essex?
  • Are you aged 17 and over? Do you have a BMI of 35 or over and want to get healthier?
  • Talk to your GP about getting a FREE place on a MoreLife Weight Management programme.
  • For more information click on link below.

MoreLife Weight Management flyer.

 

  Exercise Referral Scheme

(in partnership with EveryoneActive - Basildon Sporting Village)

Do you have one of these health conditions?

 Depression/Anxiety/Stress

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity/Asthma/COPD
  • Cardiac Conditions

 If so, just speak to your GP and ask for an information leaflet

For more information or contact Jo Murphy , GP Referral Instructor, Basildon Sporting Village

Te: 01268 722450 

 Essex Referral Scheme - Everyone Active

  

Healthwatch Essex - A New Independent voice for the people of Essex

This new service represents and gathers your views on health and social care services so that they can be designed better for you. 

Healthwatch Essex Poster

for more information see leaflets in your GP practice or visit www.healthwatchessex.org.uk

 

Avoid the Q - Book Appointments and Order your Repeats Online

If you are interested in this service, please ask our staff how to sign up for online services.  Please ensure that you bring TWO forms of ID when you register.

  • One with Photograph (e.g. Passport or Driving License)
  • One with Address (e.g. Credit/Debit card or Utility Bill - not older than 6 months old)

 

 Patient Participation Group - Be Involved

Would you like to be involved

Are you interested in contributing positive suggestions to improve the services we provide to our patients

For more information: PPG_Brochure.docx

 Text Message

Our practice has started sending SMS message reminders to notify patients of appointments they have booked or changes to your appointments. 

If you do not wish to receive this service please contact our reception staff.  If your mobile telephone number has changed please let us know as soon as possible. 

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