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SMS Messages - We have today (15/07/21) sent out SMS messages to all unvaccinated adults to book their 1st Covid vaccination by ringing 119 or by going to the National Booking Website at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

Operational update as at 12th July 2021 - see below

Update - All GP consultations are conducted  initially via telephone, if you need to come to the surgery the GP will book you a face to face appointment, we are finding that a lot of problems do not need a face to face appointment and you can discuss this with your GP.

 

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus, including a new continuous cough or a high temperature.and your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Only call NHS 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.

 

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

 If you have not nominated a pharmacy for your prescriptions contact the surgery to arrange.

Thank you for your cooperation. Tile House Surgery.

 

End of FAX machine use in General practice - The Tile House Surgery will cease to use a fax machine with effect from 31/03/2020. This is to enhance data security and also to support the NHS Paper Switch-Off programme (PSO). Any queries regarding this statement are to be directed to the Practice Manager.

Electronic Prescriptions - Read about the changes from 20th January 2020 on the Prescriptions tab.

 Car Park Barrier - The barrier will be open during normal Surgery hours; 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 11.30am on Saturdays. If your car is in the car park outside of these times you will be able to exit the car park but not enter, however, it is your responsibility to ensure that your car is not left in the car park outside of our normal opening hours as we do not accept any liability if your car is in the car park and we have a barrier electrical failure outside of our normal opening hours.

Privacy Notice - Please click to read our Patient Privacy Notice we also have a Privacy notice for anyone between the ages of 13 and 16 years Under 16 Privacy Notice

Our GP Extended Access HUB is now operational. Please click on the Opening Times tab for more information.

Please read - 10 insider tips- I bet you didn't know about your GP?

Travelling Abroad? - our service has changed, please download our Advice for Travellers leaflet.

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Appointments

At the Tile House all patients have a named accountable GP, who is responsible for your overall care at the Practice, if you do not know who this is you should contact Reception who will be able to tell you, if you have a preference as to which GP this is we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

To maintain continuity of care we prefer you to see or speak to your own doctor for routine appointments whenever possible.

We have changed our appointment system due to Coronavrius, you should continue to ring the surgery to speak to your doctor, some calls will be scheduled for the same day and some may be for a future date.

You can also complete an E-Consult see the home page of this website to do so these are reviewed and you will be contacted within 24 hours of submission.                

The telephone lines can be very busy especially early in the morning. If possible, for non-urgent matters, please telephone after 10:00.

Practice Nurses

In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many conditions and you may be seen more quickly.

Accidents and Emergencies

Minor injuries may be dealt with by the Nurses at the surgery (please ring for an appointment and advice), but for major problems patients should attend the nearest Accident and Emergency department, located at Basildon Hospital or Queens Hospital, Romford, or Orsett Minor Injury Service. (Always ring this service before attending to confirm that they can deal with your problem on 01268 592300.)

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 

 
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