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Notice to patients:

 

Car Parking Fines: The dentist surgery upstairs have installed cameras on their side of the car park. This is clearly marked as “dental patients’ car park” above their entrance. 

 

If you park in the dentist car park

they will send you  a fine of £100

 

This is being monitored by an external company who initiate the fines, on behalf of the dentists.

 

 

TEST RESULTS: 

Please telephone the surgery after 4pm Monday to Friday:-

PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD TESTS, SUCH AS BLOOD TESTS, NEED TO CONTACT THE SURGERY ON 01708 775300 TO OBTAIN THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS. 

DO IT ONLINE: REGISTER TODAY and start using Online Patient Services.

—www.patientservices.co.uk

—Patient Services is faster, easy to use and works perfectly on smartphones, tablets as well as your computer. —You will be able to view your medication history and allergies as well as ordering prescriptions and booking/cancelling appointments. 

THINKING OF JOINING ONLINE SERVICES?  ... POP INTO THE SURGERY WITH 2 FORMS OF ID (ONE TO INCLUDE PHOTO ID) I.E.  PASSPORT AND DRIVING LICENSE AND A BANK STATEMENT SHOWING REGISTERED ADDRESS DATED WITHIN THE LAST  3 MONTHS, FILL IN A CONSENT FORM, RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION LETTER AND YOU'RE READY TO START USING ONLINE SERVICES.

PLEASE SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR RECEPTION TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

SMS Text Messaging Appointment Reminders:  The sugery now has the option to send SMS Text Messaging Appointment Reminders to patients .... Please could we ask that you contact the surgery with any changes to your mobile nos. since registering.  It is important that we have the correct mobile no. for each patient to avoid appointment reminders being sent out to incorrect nos.  Thank you.

Hearing Loop

The surgery has a portable hearing loop for patients hard of hearing with a hearing aid to use. If you would like to use this when you attend the surgery, either in reception or while seeing the Doctor or nurse, please let reception know. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position.

Why not join our patient participation group?

We have set up a Patient Participation Group (PPG).  This new Patients' and Carers' Group will meet at our practice on a regular basis and we hope that you would be able to join us for our first meeting.  any patient and/or carer who is registered with our practice can join our PPG.  The membership is open and we are encouraging our patients to join the group in order to engage with our staff and help us provide the best services for you.  Please note this is a VOLUNTARY activity. Refreshments will be made available for attendees and the meeting will last no longer than an hour and a half. Please speak to a member of the reception team if you are interested in attending the next meeting.

 

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Repeat Prescription Requests/Online Appointment Booking

We are delighted to be able to offer online appointment bookings.  In addition patients will be able to request their repeat prescriptions electronically.  To register you will need to come into the Surgery with photo identification (driver's licence or passport) and we will arrange for your access to be provided for these services.

 

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NHS Go is the new way to get free, 24/7 access to health information that helps young people take control of their health www.nhsgo.uk/

 

Loan of Blood Pressure Machines

Please could all patients ensure that if one of our blood pressure machines is loaned to you for monitoring your blood pressure at home, that it is returned promptly after 1 week and in the condition it was loaned.  There is a waiting list for these machines.

Clinics & Services

The practice runs a range of health promotion clinics and medical services. Appointments are necessary for all clinics - check with the reception staff if uncertain.

pregnant10Antenatal Clinic/Midwife

After initial appointments with GP and Queens Hospital your antenatal care will be at St Kilda's Children's Centre 90 Eastern Road Romford RM1 3QA. Tel: 01708 743135.

Children's Immunisations

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by appointment.

Cervical Smear Tests

You may book an appointment with the doctor or nurse during surgery hours. Please book mid-cycle. The NHS offers a smear every three years for women aged 25-50 years of age and every five years from 50-65 years of age.

Diabetic Annual Review Clinic

Diabetic checks have traditionally been done by Drs Quigley and Awan. From Nov 2016 most people will see a practice nurse: either Carol, Debbie, Loraine or Tracy.

When you book you will be asked to have a blood test two weeks before your appointment. The reception staff will provide the request form. 

You need to have an annual eye check. This can be done at Specsavers in Romford or Debney in Collier Row.

For more information about diabetes contact Diabetes UK

Travel Clinic

A complete advisory service for world-wide travel is available, including recommended immunisations and anti-malarial treatment. If you require the services of this clinic please book your appointment at least 6 weeks in advance to allow sufficient time for the appropriate vaccinations to be administered. We are an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. 

Travel Clinic Prices

Disease Management Clinics

vaccination4Several clinics are available for specific conditions, and to help increase your awareness of good health and to lead a healthy lifestyle. Examples of clinics available:

Asthma, diabetes, blood pressure/heart disease, "well person", diet (weight reduction), stop smoking, HRT.

Age 75 Years And Over

You are entitled to an annual medical check, either at the medical centre, or in your own home if you are unable to attend the surgery.

Post Operative Care, removal of stitches

The Post Operative Care Clinic at the Harold Wood Polyclinic is a by-appointment only service for patients who have recently had surgery in hospital, had a wound treated in A&E or had minor surgery carried out by Havering GPwSI clinic.

Please note that all new patients must give at least 24 hr notice and if an appointment is required Monday they should call before the weekend.

To make an appointment, call the Harold Wood clinic on 01708 792000.

Sexual Health Services (Local Clinics)  - please click on link for details

 
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