WELCOME TO LITTLE WALTHAM & GREAT NOTLEY SURGERY

Our team aims to provide healthcare with courtesy, care and efficiency, referring you, where necessary, to colleagues in the primary health care team or hospital sector. We also encourage the role you can play in maintaining a good state of health by looking after yourself, by eating and drinking sensibly, taking regular exercise, and stopping smoking if you do smoke.

We are asking, if possible, that all patients wear a face mask/covering when attending the surgery for an appointment or for any other reason

 

DIABETIC PATIENTS

As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to look for early signs of kidney damage. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test, which looks for small amounts of protein in the urine.

 

We know people struggle to do the test, and many would prefer to avoid the clinic and test at home wherever possible. That’s why we are offering a new, NHS funded service to allow people to do this test at home with a kit and a smartphone.

 

If you meet the criteria for the new service, you will receive a text message (or a letter!) about this testing process, which is run by Healthy.io. If you want to find out more, please click here: http://bit.ly/uACRtest.

 

This text is not a scam; you do not need to pay for the service, and if you would rather opt out of the process you can say at any time. If you want to speak to their customer support team, you can call them on 020 7183 7939.

 
 

CORONAVIRUS: SURGERY UPDATES

COVID VACCINE 

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Update 08/06/2021 

All under 40's will be contacted when it is their turn to book their covid vaccine. This will either be through Beacon Health Group or at one of the mass vaccinations which is booked online or calling 119. 

All patient 40 years or over can contact the surgery to book their covid vaccine which will be Astrazenca. 

Please click on the link for more information regarding the Astrazenca Covid Vaccine. 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/977653/PHE_COVID-19_AZ_vaccination_guide.pdf

Little Waltham and Great Notley Surgery is not a designated site. We do not, therefore, receive direct deliveries of vaccine. In order to increase access to the vaccine for our patients we are working in collaboration with Beacon Health Group and our ‘designated site’ for receiving vaccines is Danbury Medical Centre

As supplies at Danbury allow, we will also be able to bring a proportion of vaccines to Great Notley Surgery to vaccinate some of our patients. In the last few weeks we have done this and vaccinated our old-age care home and a good proportion of our housebound elderly patients. This week we continue to run vaccination clinics from Great Notley. In time this capacity is likely to increase and we hope to offer more choice but this is entirely dependent on the volume of vaccine delivered to Danbury and they do not have any control over how many vaccines are sent to them each week (as well as only being given a few days notice which adds to the difficulty in planning ahead).

We appreciate that everyone would like their vaccine to be given at a location as close and convenient to home as possible and we are working hard to achieve this in the long term. Due to the way that the vaccination programme has been set up to maximise delivery of vaccine to as many people in the shortest time possible many will be offered appointments that will require them to travel further than they would otherwise wish. If you are able to do so then we would urge you to accept these appointments. If you are not able to travel you will have access to the vaccine locally but may have to wait a little longer. 

We are able to see who has had a vaccine and who has not. If we have vaccine available here at Little Waltham and Great Notley, it is your ‘turn’ according to the JCVI, and you have not yet received one, WE WILL contact you. In the meantime please do not contact the surgery here or at Danbury to enquire and please do ensure you continue to follow all the guidance to control the spread of the virus and save lives.

With best wishes

Little Waltham and Great Notley Surgery

 

Please click on the links below for more information