Important information for patients registered at Essex Way Surgery.
As from immediate effect no future pre-bookable face to face appointments will be available until further notice.
If you need to see a Doctor for an urgent need, you will be given a telephone consultation slot in the first instance followed by a face to face appointment if necessary.
All pre-booked appointments with the Doctor will now be a telephone consultation followed by a face to face appointment if necessary.
If your appointment is not of significant importance please cancel them preferably by email (email@example.com) or by calling the Practice on 01268 792000 after 9am Monday-Friday.
We have made this decision in line with advice sought from NHS England but will continue to provide the best possible care to you all.
We will accept repeat prescriptions preferably by online services or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) / phone for the moment, but please ensure you have the correct medication name and dosage.
16th March 2020
If you have reason to believe that you may have Coronavirus (cough, fever, runny nose, body aches, shortness of breath), please DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE as we need to protect staff and other patients. STAY INDOORS and call NHS 111 or go online to the 111 service who will offer advice. For further information on how Coronavirus spreads see 'Latest News'
PLEASE SEE BELOW CURRENT ADVICE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND (PHE)
The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the 'Delay' stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• a high temperature
• a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
More information can be found on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Essex Way Surgery
Essex Way Surgery is conveniently situated in South Benfleet on a major bus route and close to Benfleet rail station.
Our practice location is shown on the Contact Details page.
We have no car parking on the premises but have the station and short stay car parks close by. Please note that short stay car parking is now available in the School Lane car park. Parking is permitted in nearby streets excluding the hours between 2 and 3 pm.
The surgery provides disabled access with a ramp and assisted opening doors. We also have toilet facilities suitable for people with physical impairment. There is a portable induction loop for those with hearing impairment.
The Practice holds medical records confidentially and primarily for the provision of direct patient care. For more information please select No:11 on the right hand side (Care Data).
Please note you are now able to book routine appointments with a GP or Nurse on Saturday and Sunday. Please look under the opening hours section for more details.
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All patients registered with Essex Way Surgery have been allocated a named GP
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(Site updated 16/03/2020)