Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Queensway SurgeryTel: 01702 463333
Sutton Road SurgeryTel: 01702 468301
Our wide range of medical services, all by appointment, includes:
A comprehensive range of contraceptive services is provided by the doctors or nurses. If you are planning to become, or think you may be pregnant, please notify the doctor. Some medicines are not suitable in pregnancy.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Please allow at least 6 weeks prior to your departure for your immunisations as some require a course over several weeks and the Clinic does get booked up quite a long way in advance.
Clinics: The clinics are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, with some later appointments available but these are always booked very quickly by patients who cannot easily make the afternoon appointments.
Travel Risk Assessment: You will be risk assessed and if fit and well, commence your vaccinations on your initial visit. Please note, some immunisations are only available on a private basis and these include rabies, yellow fever, Japanese b encephalitis and tickborne encephalitis. Antimalarial tablets will be on private prescription only and can then be sourced from any Chemist, for which they will have set charges.
Queensway patients: If you are a patient at Queensway, please contact Reception to book an appointment.
Private patients (non-Queensway patients): If you are not a patient at Queensway Surgery, then please contact us and speak to a travel nurse (Max or Yvonne) if they are available (or leave a message for them). Please be advised that as a Private Patient we are unable to offer any treatment on the NHS and any immunisations you require from us will incur a cost.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
At Queensway, we are aware that prevention is better than cure. For this reason, we are now delighted to offer our patients between the ages of 40 and 75 a five-yearly Health Check.
If you are over 40 and have not been offered a health check but would like one, please contact us at the Surgery. For those patients who have not had the required blood tests done within the past 6 months, this will need to be arranged before an appointment can be given.
The clinics are aimed at patients who are not being seen regularly for chronic conditions and involves a blood test to look at your cholesterol levels and to check that you are not anaemic or possibly becoming diabetic.
Our nurses are trained to look at your results together with your height and weight ratio (BMI) and work out how healthy (or otherwise) your heart is. We look at your lifestyle, family history and diet and work with you to help you to stay fit and well or to improve your current fitness and quality of life.
The intention is not to lecture or judge but to offer an holistic approach to better health. We also offer additional facilities and clinics that might be useful for our patients looking to improve their fitness, lose weight or stop smoking.
Please note, if you or a family member has a learning disability, we have clinics tailored for this purpose. The checks are very thorough and are carried out by staff trained in learning disability assistance and includes an examination by one of our Specialist GPs who will complete the examination and prepare a plan of care.
If you would like to be booked into this clinic please contact the Surgery to arrange a blood test followed by an appointment.
We are delighted to offer help to patients who wish to give up smoking.
Our staff have been trained by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation to offer a comprehensive service with a full initial consultation and regular follow up clinics. We are able to offer support and prescriptions for medication where required and would be very happy to make an initial appointment for our current patients wishing to take up this service.
We are very proud at Queensway to have been the third most successful service in Southend to help our patients to quit within the first few months of offering this programme!
Please contact the Surgery and ask to speak to Sharon Marsden who will be able to send you an appointment as soon as possible.
The surgery has a well-equipped day-case operating theatre and recovery unit. We offer minor surgery. These operations are performed by experienced GPs. Full information will be given to patients when appointments are booked. This unique service means that appropriate patients will not have to attend the hospital for these procedures.
Referral for operations is by GP only.
Our GPs and nurses are able to offer comprehensive Family Planning advice to our patients, whether you require something to prevent pregnancy:
Our LARC clinic is currently held on alternate Wednesday mornings and is run by Dr Aderonmu, one of our GPs who specialises in Family Planning and, in particular, the administration of Intra-Uterine Devices (coils) and sub dermal implants.
Coil: The coil is inserted through the neck of the womb using a local anaesthetic and offers very good (over 99%) protection against unwanted pregnancy. This can be done at any time of your cycle but please be aware of the importance of not having unprotected intercourse between your period and having your coil fitted.
Implant: The implant is inserted under the skin of the upper arm, once again this is done using a local anaesthetic and offers over 99% protection against pregnancy for up to three years. This can be done at any time of your cycle but please be aware of the importance of not having unprotected intercourse between your period and having your implant inserted.
Both methods are reversible although it differs from person to person as to how soon full fertility returns after removal of the implant assuming there are no other factors affecting this.
If you would like to discuss one of these options, please contact your GP in the first instance. However, if you already have one of the above or have discussed your suitability for the procedure, then please speak to one of our senior receptionists, Dee or Louise, who will be happy to give you the next available appointment.
We are currently unable to offer appointments to patients from other GP Practices.
Useful website: www.ContraceptionAdvisor.co.uk
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
A list of fees for private services is available from our reception staff.
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