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The NHS PRESCRIPTION FEE will be £9.35 per item from the 1st April 2021.

Please note that from Monday 15th June all patients entering either surgery will be required to wear a face covering. The face covering should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Doctorlink is now available, please click here

Patient Access has been re-branded to make it clearer and easier to use.  The new web address is and the link on this page of our website has been updated.www.patientaccess.com

If you are due for your Annual Asthma Review please click on 'Asthma Review' under 'Further Information' and complete the questionnaire.

HUB appointments - To cancel a weekend or evening appointment at the Dunmow Clinic please call 07880 398840 or 111 and select option 3.

For EMERGENCIES WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED call 111 or go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only).  NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and calls to this service are free from both landlines and mobiles. 

We are in the process of moving our online ordering of repeat prescriptions for patients over 18 years to a new system. Patients will need to attend the surgery with photographic ID (Photo Driving Licence, Passport etc.,) to register for the new service.  When they have registered for the new service patients will also be able to book appointments on-line and view their medication, allergies and immunisations. When you have received your registration details from the surgery please click on the Patient Access button below to access the service.  

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Welcome to John Tasker House & Felsted Surgeries

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

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COVID-19 Vaccination programme

We are delighted to have been able to deliver the first dose of the covid-19  vaccine to so many of our patients in recent weeks. The vaccination centres at Stansted Surgery and John tasker House have worked really well and we are continuing to bring patients in for their vaccine – particularly focussing on those who are clinically at risk, and also our unpaid carers. We will soon be starting to invite our more elderly patients in for their second dose. 

There are some weeks when we are not receiving as much supply of the vaccine as we would like, and we know this has led to some frustration and concern. We do liaise with our colleagues in the NHS locally to try to  get more vaccine stock into our centre, but the supplies are controlled nationally and this means we can’t always offer as many vaccine appointments as we want to.  If you or someone you care for is eligible for a vaccination and is very concerned about waiting to be vaccinated, you can alternatively try to book online at  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or dial 119 to see if an alternative nearby vaccination centre has any appointments. 

We are expecting the supply to increase considerably from the middle of March so we hope to be able to call in many more people after that – for their first and their second doses, and in line with national guidance about priority groups. Please be assured that nobody who is due a second dose will have to wait longer than 12 weeks for it. 

For more information on the vaccine programme in this area, you can use this link https://www.healthierfuture.org.uk/covid 

Thank you for your understanding.

Patients receiving scam COVID vaccination text messages

We have been notified of scam texts claiming to be Basildon Hospital & asking you to pay for a COVID-19 vaccination. Delete it & DO NOT give your bank details.

Information for Patients 

All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.

We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme.

So that it can focus on these really important issues, you GP will understandably be prioritising urgent cases.

This means that when you contact your local practice, they will have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.

If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may have to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with.

Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:

- your problem is urgent
- you have long term condition that is getting worse
- you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer

Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies.

Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints

For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via their website.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call this freephone number: 0800 6444 101. 

We have a childhood illnesses leaflet free to download here, full of advice and information for parents and carers of young children https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/application/files/1716/0941/0098/Help_your_Child_Stay_Well_This_Winter_FINAL.pdf

Herts Help has a range of support and information to help people though the lockdown here https://www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx

Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.

How to Access your GP Practice

The way people access their GP practice has changed to ensure patients get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep patients and staff safe from coronavirus.

This new animation explains how people can access their GP practice, including how to get in contact, the different ways care may be delivered, and how face-to-face appointments have changed.

Adapting to the coronavirus means GP practice staff will consider how best to help you, this could mean you receive advice via an online message, over the phone, or a video consultation, or if clinically appropriate through face to face care. If you are given an appointment at the practice, there are some changes in place to protect you and others.

Watch the video to find out how general practice has adapted to ensure patients receive the care they need safely as possible. 

Childhood Immunisations

Routine childhood vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against harmful childhood diseases. Providing the child  and parents are well and not displaying symptoms of coronavirus or other infections, children should have routine childhood immunisations as normal. The practice are taking the appropriate measures to minimise the risks by reducing people coming into the surgery.  Please book an appointment if notified. It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child miss a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up.

Are you feeling unwell?

If you are not sure what you should do when you are feeling unwell, register to use Doctorlink via the link below to get advice or find the best treatment for your symptoms.

Alternatively you can call NHS 111 for urgent health advice 24 hours a day.

Free to use, NHS 111 advisers and clinicians will help you to find the best service for your needs, whether that’s an out-of-hours GP appointment, emergency dentist or even a referral to A&E. It’s really important to use the right NHS service for your specific symptoms or condition and NHS 111 will help you with this.

Your local pharmacist is an expert in medicines and minor illnesses and a great source of trusted advice on a range of health issues. As well as helping you to get the right over the counter medicine to relieve your symptoms, they will also tell you if something needs attention from your practice nurse, GP, dentist, your local minor injuries unit or urgent care centre.

Doctorlink

Doctorlink information

Click here to register or click on the document below for more information:

Detailed information about Doctorlink

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

  

To order Repeat Prescriptions, book/cancel appointments or view your allergies/immunisations using Patient Access. Please click below.

 

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