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MASK WEARING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

Face coverings and masks will continue to be required in health and care settings to comply with infection prevention & control ( IPC ) and adult social care guidance. This includes hospitals and GP surgeries. They must also be worn by everyone visiting care homes.

You are required to wear a face covering on entering these healthcare settings and must keep it on until you leave.

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WORLD IMMUNISATION WEEK (24-30 APRIL)

As it is world immunisation week, NHS England is reminding people how important it is to keep up to date with routine vaccinations at all life stages. The annual event which is championed by the WHO, promotes the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against preventable diseases- many of which are available through the NHS in England. It is also important to know that vaccinations are rigorously tested to the highest safety standards. Ranging from pre-school vaccinations like MMR, to flu and shingles which are available to older age groups, all stages of of the schedules are vital for protecting the wider population's health, this in turn decreases pressure on the NHS and hospital admissions.

If  people didn't manage to book their own or their child's vaccine appointments when invited during the pandemic, they are urged to make an appointment with the GP practice they are registered with.

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DNA REPORT 

In April 45 patients failed to turn up for their appointments which equates to nearly 8 hours of wasted GP and Nursing hours, the press are quick to report on the lack of GP appointments so if you are unable to attend the surgery for whatever reason please can you let us know so we can add these appointments to our waiting list.

Chelmsford City Health Primary Care Network

Our new Chelmsford City Health Primary Care Network has lots of great information, tools and resources to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Find out more about the full range of services that available in your community to help improve health and wellbeing.

 Head to www.chelmsfordcityhealthpcn.nhs.uk


Friends & Family Test

NHSE and all of us at Stock Surgery want you to have the best possible experience of care, the friends and family test is a way of gathering your feedback so we can continually review our services. Please ask at reception for a card to fill in and then please post in the designated box in the waiting room or complete online with the link above.


Confidential Patient Information

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.  You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.  NHS Digital will never sell your data.  There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely.  Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

If you're happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so.

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.

Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK's support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday - Friday from 9am-6pm.


 

Extended Access

GP and nurse appointments will be available in Chelmsford during the evenings and at weekends.

These appointments are offered at North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at weekends.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member.


Online Services

You can now order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

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