• Online Consult forms will not be available between 1:00pm on Saturday and 7:30am on Monday
    Please note that Online Consult forms will not be available on weekends between: 1:00pm on Saturday and 7:30am on Monday For urgent medical help: use the NHS 111 online service – call 111 if you need urgent help for a child under 5 or you cannot get help online. For urgent dental treatment: call your dentist or use the NHS 111 online […]
  • GP Community Pharmacy Consultation Service
    Essex Lodge Surgery are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist. From Monday 23rd August 2021, if your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the pharmacist […]
  • Covid-19 vaccines
    We urge everyone eligible who has not yet had their first vaccine to book on the national booking system or call 119. If you have had your first vaccine, please make sure you have your second vaccine to ensure maximum protection. If you have specific concerns about taking the vaccine and would like to talk to a […]
  • The NHS is still here for you
    The NHS in London is very busy due to rising coronavirus infection rates, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone’s safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. We can arrange same-day […]
  • How to access your GP practice
    The way you access your GP is changing to ensure you get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep you and our staff safe from Coronavirus. This video explains how you can contact your GP practice and the different […]
  • Dementia – Resources for patients and their carers
    Admiral Nurse Dementia HelplineCall 0800 888 6678 or email [email protected] Open 7 days a weekFree and confidential advice and support service for anyone with a question or concern about dementia, staffed by experienceddementia specialists. Age UKAdvice Line 0800 055 6112 Free to call 8am 7pm 365 days a yearInformation and advice about staying well and […]
  • Get cancer symptoms checked, just speak to your GP
    Your NHS is here to see you, safely. Help Us, Help You. While the number of urgent cancer referrals is back up to 85% of pre-COVID levels, there are some people who may have worrying symptoms who are still not contacting their GP. • From the start of the pandemic to the end of August, […]
  • Cervical Screening update
    Cervical screening is safe and essential. 99% of cervical cancers are preventable and cervical screening picks up very early changes, when it is easier to treat.  Cervical screening has restarted now that it is safe to do so. Please make sure you attend your appointment.  Essex Lodge Surgery is open for cervical screening and have […]
  • Support for victims of domestic abuse
    What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include, but is not limited to: coercive control and ‘gaslighting’ economic abuse online abuse verbal abuse emotional abuse sexual abuse What signs to look for If you believe that you or someone else could be a victim of domestic abuse, there […]
  • The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is changing
    We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Monday 27th April 2020. Most prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically – this is safer and more secure. You have 2 choices for how this works. You […]
  • Cardiac Arrest – Basic Life Support in the context of COVID-19
    Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings This statement is for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting.  Whenever CPR is carried out, particularly on an unknown victim, there is some risk of cross infection, associated particularly with giving rescue breaths. Normally, […]
  • Request for medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic
    Due to the current pandemic and pressure on General Practice, we are prioritising the urgent medical needs of our patients and will not be providing a medical certificate for this absence. People who are required to self-isolate and are unable to work due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) can now obtain an Isolation Note through a new […]
  • Practice appointment system changes – due to coronavirus
    NHS England have issued updated guidance to GP practices about face to face appointments in relation to the current coronavirus outbreak. They have advised GP practices to restrict appointments in the first instance to telephone appointments, video consultation or online consultations. This is to ensure that patients can have their issues safely discussed on the […]
  • Changes to how the NHS prescribes ‘over the counter’ medicines for minor health conditions
    In March 2018, NHS England published guidance about reducing the prescribing of medicines or treatments that are available to buy over the counter. This means that certain medicines may no longer be prescribed if you can buy them ‘over the counter’. This leaflet will explain the changes, why they are happening and where you can […]
  • Changes to prescribing of bath and shower preparations
    Information about changes to medicines or treatments on the NHS: Changes to prescribing of bath and shower preparations The NHS have advised doctors to stop the prescribing of some treatments. This is because the treatments are: • Not as safe as other treatments OR • Not as good (effective) as other treatments OR • More […]
  • Consult with your GP on-line
    CONSULT WITH YOUR GP ON-LINE You can get Advice or Treatment within 2 – 7 working days depending on the clinical priority of your submission. We have commenced the Online Consult system. You can get access to medical advice without having to pick up the phone or even come in to the practice. You can […]

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