Noticeboard

February 2021

CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

Please be aware that the Surgery and Dispensary will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 24th February from 1pm.  We will reopen as normal on Thursday 25th. 

If you need medical advice during the time we are closed please dial 111 and speak with NHS111.  If you have a serious or life threatening emergency please dial 999. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

January 2021

EMAIL SCAM WARNING

We have been alerted by patients that there is an email in circulation claiming to be from the NHS asking you to book a COVID Vaccination.  They seem genuine in appearance but are asking for your bank details and a payment. 

COVID Vaccinations are FREE, the NHS will never ask you for a payment for this. 

Please stay safe online, if you are suspicious of any email please report it to your service provider or the police and block further emails. 

Please speak with your family and friends if you think they may be at risk from this or other types of email scams, encourage them to speak out before signing up. 

January 2021

Our Team here at Freshwell Health Centre are busy helping roll out the National Covid Vaccination Service in this area whilst still making sure your routine and urgent medical needs are being met.  We do appreciate this may impact on access to some of our services but we are hope you understand.

Please be aware we are following the Government and NHS guidelines for contacting patients for the Covid Vaccination, please do not contact us about an appointment when you become eligible you will be contacted by us or the NHS National Recall System and asked to book an appointment then.

Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times. 

14th January 2021

FLOOD WARNING

If you are heading to our COVID-19 Vaccination site at Pumphouse Surgery in Earls Colne today be aware that there is flooding enroute.  Please take additional care and drive safely.  Our PCN Team members are aware and understand there may be some arrival delays. 

December 2020 - FLU JAB UPDATE 

We are pleased to announce if you are aged 50yrs or over you can now book an appointment at our flu clinic running on Saturday 9th January from 8am. 

We have limited stock available so don't delay, call us on 01371 810328 and book now.

15.12.2020

Christmas opening times for Local Pharmacies if you need help over the Christmas holidays. Click here:

PHARMACY OPENING TIMES

21.11.2020 Flu Vaccines for people aged 50-64

We are currently finalising our plans for clinics to vaccinate everyone aged 50-64 in our patient population during December. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please call us to ask to be added the waiting list.

SATURDAY FLU CLINIC 28TH NOVEMBER 2020

We are pleased to announce we still have appointments available at our upcoming Saturday Flu Clinic.  If you are aged over 65yrs OR have a long term health condition that places you at risk from flu please telephone 01371 810328 and book an appointment.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for a flu jab please check 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Or speak to a member of the surgery team. 

CLOSING FOR STAFF TRAINING - 16th December

In line with our CCG guidance, our next practice monthly half day training shutdowns is WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER 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.

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.

Patent Reference Group

The team at Freshwell Health Centre are keen to increase the way that patients can make their views heard.  We have set up a Patient Reference Group (PRG) to allow discussion about what we could do to be more responsive and better understand the needs of our community.

Would you like to be a volunteer member of our PRG?

We are looking for patients from all age groups and walks of life so that the PRG reflects the local population. You do not need any clinical knowledge or local expertise to join.

What will you need to do as a PRG member? 

  • Provide us with an email address so that we can contact you
  • Let us have your views on how we are doing at the moment
  • Pass on any ideas you have on how we could change things as a result of the survey

We will keep you updated on any changes we make as a result of this process.

We promise not to bombard you with emails!

If you are interested in getting involved please let us know at this email address

freshwell.administration@nhs.net

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance


The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

 
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