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Measles – Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated

Measles cases on the rise in England and across Europe. Make sure you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine. Our lead nurse, Florence, has recorded a video on why it’s important to get vaccinated: Across England, on average one

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MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

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Measles: Are you protected?

Parents are being asked to check children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their vaccine record in their red book.

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Staff Training Closure

On the second Tuesday of the month all GP practices in Thurrock close at 13:00 to for Time to Learn training workshops organised by Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group.  If you urgently need medical assistance between 13:00 and 18:30 please call 111. If not urgent please contact the surgery from 0800 the next morning. If the

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getUBetter – Help In Your Recovery From Joint and Muscle Problems

Do you have a joint or muscle problem? Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Thurrock Essex. It offers local tips, advice, and exercises tailored to you and your stage of recovery. Your healthcare professionals cannot be with you 24/7, but getUBetter can. Why is self-care important? Most

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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

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No Smoking Day 2024 – 13 March 2024

The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a time for us to unite and offer encouragement and support to those on their quitting journey, is swiftly approaching on 13 March. There are over 5.3 million adults in England who still smoke, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death in England. In fact,

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024 – January 22 – January 28

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week has been observed for many years and has played a crucial role in raising awareness about cervical health. It was established to honor the memory of Jade Goody, a well-known British reality television star who tragically passed away from cervical cancer at a young age. Her story highlighted the importance of

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Are You Protected Against Pneumococcal Infections?

The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over. What the pneumococcal vaccine is for? The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against some types of bacterial infections that can cause serious illnesses like: It

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Yellow Cold Health Alert Issued For Forecast Cold Spell

A Yellow Cold Health Alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in conjunction with the Met Office. During a Cold Health Alert, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office guidance signals vulnerable people including the elderly, very young, pregnant mums, and anyone with long-term health conditions, are at increased

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Surgery Opening Times Over The Festive Period

Please find below the opening times for Commonwealth Health Centre over the Festive Period – Saturday 23 December CLOSED Sunday 24 December CLOSED Monday 25 December CLOSED Tuesday 26 December CLOSED Wednesday 27 December 08:00 – 18:30 Thursday 28 December 08:00 – 18:30 Friday 29 December 08:00 – 18:30 Saturday 30 December CLOSED Sunday 31

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ADHD Referral Waiting Times

Adult ADHD Adult waiting times for ADHD assessment with Mid and South Essex Adult ADHD Service is approximately 8 months for an Initial Contact appointment; then, if indicated, a further 10-12 months for a full Diagnostic Assessment; then a further 8-10 months for Medical Review to initiate medication (from referral to medication initiation currently up

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NHS GP PRACTICE SURVEY 2024 – Seeking your response and feedback 

Your Practice team has been working together to improve access to GP services and raise the bar on patient experience and satisfaction and thank you for working with us to improve feedback. In early January 2024, around 2.4 million randomly selected people registered with a GP practice in the UK will be invited to answer

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Men’s Mental Health Matter Too

Contact ASSISTLine at 0800 689 5652 for a supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm. Text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text with trained volunteers who will listen to you and work with you to help you take the next steps towards feeling better. Contact

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Local Organisations Work Together To Increase Uptake In Annual Diabetes Checks

Local partners are improving health outcomes for people with diabetes by working together and making it easier for people to get their annual checks. The Mid and South Essex Community Collaborative; a partnership between Essex partnership University Trust (EPUT), North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) and Provide Community Interest Company (Provide) has been selected by

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COVID Autumn Booster Walk-In Clinics

The Stifford Clays Covid Vaccination Hub (Stifford Clays Health Centre, Crammavill Street, RM16 2AP) will be holding walk-in clinics until 2 December 2023 for eligible people to get their COVID Autumn Booster. You will normally be contacted by The NHS and/or your GP surgery if you are eligible. Eligible patients include the following – The

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NHS winter flu and covid vaccine

The adult covid and flu vaccination programmes had been due to start in October to maximise protection over the winter months, but now those most at risk including adult care home residents will be vaccinated from 11 September.

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Child Flu – Protect Your Child With A Free Flu Vaccination

With the flu season for 2023 – 2024 about to begin, the NHS are encouraging all parents to get their children vaccinated. Please click the picture below for more information on why you should get your child a flu vaccination this year – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR MUMS TO BE – PREGNANT? For our Mums

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World Sepsis Day – 13 September 2023

As World Sepsis Day approaches (on 13 September), we have set up this post to raise awareness by giving people a basic understanding of Sepsis and knowledge of signs and symptoms. “Sepsis is a rare but serious overreaction of the body’s immune system to an infection, which can cause damage to the body’s cells and

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In the current hot weather we recommend that you Beat The Heat by drinking plenty of water, dressing appropriately and avoid going out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day). For more info go to and/or click the picture below –

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Electronic Repeat Dispensing

What is Electronic Repeat Dispensing? It is a new way of getting your medicines and appliances without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time. How does Electronic Repeat Dispensing work? The prescriber will authorise and issue a batch of repeat prescriptions until the patient needs to be reviewed. The prescriptions are then

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