WELCOME TO EASTWOOD GROUP PRACTICE

 

NEXT PPG MEETING 

 

The next meeting will be on 21st May at 1:30pm at Kent Elms.

 

Please look at our PPG page for more information about our PPG Meetings

A STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF 346 RAYLEIGH ROAD HAS BEEN UPLOADED TO OUR PPG PAGE, YOU CAN ACCESS THIS PAGE AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE. 

CONSULTATION ON IMPROVING PATIENT ACCESS

 

The proposal options we intend to explore with patients to seek their views regarding the very small bungalow at 346 Rayleigh Road, are with the intent of improving (i.e., increasing) access to a greater number of services and appointments with practice clinicians that we would be better able to provide across the 2 much larger purpose-built sites at Belfair’s and Kent Elms.

 

Patients would be able to continue to see the same staff that they already do now, from doctors, receptionists, nurses, and other clinical professionals, including having much better access to so many other skilled professionals – from physiotherapists, clinical pharmacists, social prescribers, to meet various presenting needs also.

 

We are constantly exploring how we can offer the most efficient and effective care and access to our patients. We have always operated as one GP practice, Eastwood Group Practice, with all our staff and clinicians moving across these three closely situated buildings, which are located close to where most of our registered practice population live.

 

We believe that considering these proposed changes could help to improve access to more of our services for more of our patients who already mostly use our two other large purpose-built modern NHS health facility sites.

 

No final decision has yet been made to close the smaller converted bungalow site down yet and we would like to reassure any patients who do currently access the small, converted bungalow located at 346 Rayleigh Road, that their views are really important in helping us to consider the impact of any proposed changes.

 

We have planned a meeting to discuss this that will take place on 6th April 2024, at our Kent Elms Branch located at 1 Rayleigh Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 5UU, this will start from 10:30am we are only allowed 60 people capacity due to fire regulations, so please be aware we may have to turn you down once we have met capacity, however as your views are extremely important to us we will be holding an additional meeting on the 27th April 2024, this will start at 13:00pm but located at St Davids Church, 400 Rayleigh Road, leigh on Sea, SS9 5PT. 

 

Should you be uable to attend these meetings but wish to pose enquires or provide feedback, please feel free to reach out to us via email at practice.managerf81128@nhs.net, the deadling for submitting any queries or feedback is May 15th 2024. 

 

 

 

 

EXTENDED HOUR CLINCS; 

 

 

From Saturday 1 October 2022, out-of-hours appointments will be available from 6.30pm to 8pm on weekdays, and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. 

We will be offering appointments every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 8pm. We will also be running Saturday Clinics between 9am and 5pm which will be booked through the Practice in the normal way will be held at

Highlands Surgery Sub, 1446 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. 

An out-of-hours appointment might not be at your regular GP surgery. When you book an appointment, you will be told where the appointment will be. 

These appointments will not be available as walk-in appointments. You will need to book them in advance. 

To book an out-of-hours appointment, you should contact your regular GP practice in the usual way. They will advise you on the appointments which are available, and which healthcare professional is the right person to help you. 

If an out of hours appointment needs to be cancelled, please contact your surgery unless it is a Saturday then please call 07513094494 for cancellation only. 

This number should be used for cancellations ONLY and is not to be used for booking or information.

 

If you need medical help now but it’s not an emergency, you can also go to 111 online or call 111. 

 

 

Please find a copy ​of the Covid Vaccine guide

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 15th July 2020

Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

Alternatively, depending on which site you are registered at you can email:

Belfairs Branch - drzaidi.belfairs@nhs.net

Kent Elms - drzaidi.kentelms@nhs.net

Rayleigh Road - drzaidi.eastwood@nhs.net

Please note it takes to up to 48 working hours for issue.

SYSTMONE ONLINE SERVICE

 

We  all have very busy lives so how would you like to book Doctors appointments and order prescriptions Online. If you are interested please bring along proof of Address and ID to one of our receptionists who will be happy to arrange this for you.

RECEPTIONISTS ASKING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

 

When booking an appointment, we may ask you for more information on why you need the appointment. This is because we can make sure that you are directed to the appropriate person as we do have a Prescribing Nurse who deals with minor ailments. This free's up some more of the doctors appointment for patients who need to see a doctor.  If you do not want to give a reason for the appointment, just explain to the receptionist that it is personal and you would rather not give a reason and they will make an appointment for you with a Doctor.

Many thanks for you co-operation.

TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

 

Eastwood Group Practice will no longer provide NON NHS Vaccines for travel

i.e. Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Hep B, Meningitis.

These will now need to be sourced via Private Clinic.

We will still provide any information or advice regarding vaccines for travel.

 

Please be aware that if you are going to require travel vaccinations, please make sure that you allow at least 4 to 6 weeks before your date of travel.

 

Also note that you will need to fill in a risk assessment form before you come for your appointment with the nurse. These forms can be collected from reception or downloaded from this website. You will find them under Forms. The form needs to be handed back to reception at least 3 days prior to your appointment date.

 

If you require any further information please speak to a receptionist for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

We are located at:

Eastwood Group Practice

335 Eastwood Road North

Leigh-on-Sea

SS9 4LT

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

BELFAIRS 

01702 529111

KENT ELMS 

01702 421888

RAYLEIGH ROAD  01702 525289

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