Details of primary medical services in the area may be obtained from:
Essex Area Team
Hedgerows Business Park
Tel: 01138 249112
With Midwife, by appointment only. Please register by calling the booking line on 01702 385393 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midwives hold their local clinics at Hamster Children and Family Centre which is at the side of Hamster Infant and Nursery School. http://www.southendinfopoint.org/kb5/southendonsea/fsd/service.page?id=258BfHvGiJs
If you are pregnant click here for more information.
Child Health - Health Visitors
Clinic: Please contact the health visitors team on 01702 220170 to locate your nearest baby clinic. http://www.sept.nhs.uk/our-services/essex/south-east-essex-community-health-services/childrens/health-visiting/
Child Health Surveillance: examinations are carried out by the practice doctors, by appointment.
Child vaccinations: By appointment with the practice nurse once you have received an invite for your baby immunisation.
The practice nurse will take a smear at any clinic. Please ask at reception. Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients are advised to have regular smear tests. These are important because they can detect early signs of the disease, which is easily treated. The smear test is carried out for 25-49 year olds every 3 years and 49-65 year olds every 5 years.
Disease Management: Asthma/COPD, BP, Diabetic and CHD Clinics
We offer our asthmatic/COPD, diabetic and CHD patients regular advice and health checks with the practice nurse. Please enquire at reception.
Please make an appointment with the doctor.
Every Autumn, we offer flu vaccination to our eligible patients. This is strongly recommended for high-risk patients, eg those with a heart or chest disease, diabetics, low immune system or patients over 65 or those who care for a sick parent or child at home; please contact reception for further information
Practice Based Commissioning continues to play a vital role in health reform. It puts clinicians at the heart of Commissioning and allows groups of family doctors and community clinicians to develop better services for their local communities. Our Practice Based Commissioning Group, called Southend Clinical Commissioning Group, includes local surgeries across Leigh, Westcliff, Southchurch, Thorpe Bay and Wakering. When your doctor feels that you need to see a consultant, you will still be referred via choose and book, but you will have a choice to attend an NHS consultant lead clinic in a private setting with easy access and trouble free parking.
If you and your GP decide that you need to see a specialist for further treatment, you can now choose where to have your treatment from a list of hospitals or clinics providing the speciality is available.
Every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm, a Social Worker holds a clinic at the surgery to discuss any social health concerns you may have. Please ask at reception to arrange an appointment.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Our Nurses and Associate Practitioner can assist you with trying to give up smoking.
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Healthy Lifestyle Programmes
ACE lifestyle Southend provide access into a variety of healthy lifestyle programmes available to Southend residents aged 16 or over. Commissioned by Public Health, Southend Borough Council, patients can access services for:
- 1-to-1 Behaviour Change and Motivational Support (Health Trainers)
- Weight management
- Physical activity
- Falls Prevention
- Eating well
- Stop Smoking
The main service number is 0800 022 4524, the website is www.acelifestyle.org/southend-lifestyle
Weight Loss Clinic
If you have a commitment to losing weight, we can offer help and treatment in our weight loss clinic. Please enquire at reception.