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Please wear face coverings when visiting the surgery

Covid-19 protections are still in place in our practice. In line with Government guidance patients are required to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings. Please test and isolate if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. 

New email for prescription requests: 

The practice no longer accepts medication requests over the phone. We would like to encourage our patients to use the online service for medication requests. However, if you chose to email the request to us, please use the designated email: prescriptions.kingswood1@nhs.net

Please allow us 48hours from the time we receive your request to process your prescription for you.  


Walk-in vaccination clinics in mid and south Essex

To find a centre near you, please click here


Flu Vaccinations 2021- 2022 

We are currently running Flu Clinics for Aged 65 and over, and “At Risk” patient group. 

Patients eligible will be notified by the practice by text or telephone. With lockdown restrictions lifted across the UK it is important that you get your vaccine if advised to.  

The Flu vaccination is given to those who are:

  • Aged 65 and over 
  • Have certain health conditions
  • Are pregnant
  • In long-term residential care
  • Main carers for the elderly and disabled, and those living with individuals at high risk from Covid-19 
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Those aged 50-64 with no other health conditions will be offered the vaccine at a slightly later date

For more information on the symptoms of flu, and how to treat it, please visit the NHS website.

 

Child Flu 2021/2022

 Nasal flu vaccine



Zero Tolerance Statement

It is vitally important for all members of staff to be treated with respect by the public at all times.

In line with the rest of the NHS & to ensure this is observed, we have instigated a Dignity at Work / Zero Tolerance policy whereby aggressive or violent behaviour towards or staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anyone giving verbal abuse or undertaking actual physical abuse of members of our staff will be given a written or verbal warning that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

If this should occur on a second occasion then the Practice may choose to report the person to the local police or insist that they be removed from the practice patient list. There will be no appeal process as the decision of the collective management is final.

We are sure that you will understand that proper behaviour is imperative for a professional practice and that non-observance will not be accepted.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Your COVID recovery

How to look after yourself at home if you have Covid-19 - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

COVID-19 can have a huge impact on both your body and mind. Find help and support at Your COVID Recovery.

COVID Passports

As of the 17th May the Government plan to publish COVID vaccination history on the NHS app. This data will be pulled nationally in an attempt to divert queries away from GP practices. All patients have to do is download the NHS App and create their own login or ring 119 for paper copies. Please DO NOT contact you GP surgery as we are unable to provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

According to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), there is a possible link between COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca and extremely rare, unlikely to occur blood clots. The benefits of the vaccination continue to outweigh any risks but the MHRA advise careful consideration be given to those people who are at higher risk of specific types of blood clots because of their medical condition.

For up to date information on any of the COVID-19 vacations please follow the government website.  

Respiratory Rescue Packs

There has been much activity on social media providing the need for respiratory rescue packs for asthma patients. Please note the clinical advice below:
For asthma patients: patients should not be provided with rescue packs, they need to seek medical assistance as per their asthma action plan. Ask for a GP appointment (which would be triaged on the phone due to COVID-19).

For COPD patients: routine rescue packs should not be given/re-issued without the clinician having a very explicit conversation with the patient distinguishing between symptoms of COVID-19 (for which a rescue pack could actually cause harm) VS symptoms of COPD exacerbation.

 

If you do find that any questions are not answered please feel free to contact reception on 01268 663140 who will be more than happy to help you.

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