Noticeboard

CLOSING FOR STAFF TRAINING - 29th October

In line with our CCG guidance, our next practice monthly half day training shutdowns is THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER 2020.  This closure also affects our dispensary and you will NOT be able to collect medication or access the practice by phone from 1pm on the day.

We ARE still running a flu vaccination clinic on this afternoon, if you have a booked appointment please make sure you attend.

When we are closed if you need medical advice please call NHS111. If you have a life threatening or medical emergency please dial 999. 

5th Sept 2020

We are pleased to announce our CHILD FLU VACCINES have arrived.   

If your child is aged 2 - 3yrs old (born between 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2018) please call the surgery to book an appointment.  Clinics are running from 30th Sept onwards.  We look forward to seeing you! 

July 2020

Homerton University Hospital has produced an excelled patient information and support pack designed to help you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19 infection.  You can download here -  Post Covid Patient Support and Advice

July 2020

Hearing Help Essex offers NHS hearing aid re-tubing, cleaning and maintenance.  Due to Coronavirus they are unable to visit our practice to offer this service but you can still see them by appointment at their centre in Moulsham Street Chelmsford.  They also offer a doorstop service for those who are vulnerable or have been shielding.  Please contact them direct by telephone on 01245 496 347 by Text 07950 406 173  or email help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hearing Help Essex is a registered charity (No: 113498) 

April 2020

Since 6th April we have changed our dispensary opening hours.

Medication can now be collected between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Friday.

When ordering your repeat medication please allow 5 working days for the team to process your request.  With current pressures on the supply chain some medications are taking longer to get to us.  We don't want you to come out on a wasted trip and our team are working as hard as they can! 

Please continue to order in good time by either using Systmonline or by direct email freshwell.dispensary@nhs.net

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

June 2019

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Freshwell Low Carb Project, which has been set up to help our patients eat well & lose weight. Please click here for further details.

February 2019 - Are you interested in a healthy diet and / or losing weight?

The clinicians here at Freshwell are becoming increasingly excited about the low carbohydrate Mediterranean lifestyle revolution. There is emerging strong scientific evidence for the benefits of this way of eating, which can also be a very effective means of losing weight.

Also, we are hoping to host a course to help people diagnosed with prediabetes in the near future.

Please click the link in the right hand column of the homepage on this website for further details.

C.R.E.A.M.E.R Fund

19.12.2019 The surgery would like to thank the CREAMER Fund for their marvellous work in hosting this year's raffle. The volunteers have given up their time to staff the stall and people have been very generous with their gift giving. Thank you to all of you and we hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

The CREAMER fund was started in the early 1990s with donations from families in memory of their loved ones:

  • Mr Ronald Hardy
  • Mr Bill (Clive) Wyatt
  • Miss Maureen Gunary

CREAMER is an acronym for Community Resource Equipment And Medical Equipment Reserve Fund. The Fund has grown considerably over the years with tremendous support from the community and various fundraising events being organised. Many people feel that donations provide a lasting memorial to their loved ones.

The aim of the CREAMER Fund is to help provide health resources and equipment to enable members of the local community to receive the best possible health care, as near to their homes as feasible.

For further information about the CREAMER Fund please contact- The Secretary: c/o Freshwell Health Centre

Committee Members

  • Chris Blewett - Chairman
  • Andrew Hildrey - Vice Chairman
  • Penny Edmundson - Secretary
  • Kay Painter – Treasurer
  • Sylvia Gould - Social Secretary
  • Rosalie Wyatt
  • John Richardson
  • Glen Ashby
  • Jackie Jervis
  • Sarah McCarthy
  • Debbie Rogers

Funded Projects

The Fund has been able to provide many items of equipment, including :

  • Cryosurgical and cautery instruments
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitors
  • Waiting room blood pressure monitor
  • Nebulisers
  • Digital camera
  • 12 lead ECG & ambulatory ECG machines
  • Diagnostic ultrasound scanner
  • Diagnostic echocardiogram scanner
  • Osteoporosis scanner
  • Vascular Scanner
  • Mole scanner
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Spirometers
  • Vital signs patient monitor
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Coagulation monitors
  • Near patient testing blood test devices
  • Centrifuge
  • Enuresis alarms
  • Syringe drivers
  • X-Ray Facilities
  • 18 Defibrillators in the Villages in our local community



 
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