Annual Flu Vaccination Programme 2015/16
If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination please contact the Surgery. Flu clinics are running in October 2015 for those who are in the 'at risk' categories.
From 1st September 2015 patients will be able to book online or through the call centre for a blood test. Book your appointment online at www.southend.nhs.uk/for-patients-visitors/blood-tests/ If you are unable to access the online booking system you can still call 01702 422555 between 07:30am-17:00pm Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Out of Hours
The 111 Service will take over from 6.30pm to 8.00am Monday through to Friday morning and 6.30pm on Friday to 8.00am Monday. Although the Surgery is closed medical help is always available by calling the surgery number and listening to the information. When the surgery is closed the Out of Hours may be contacted on - 111.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 999.
On receiving the request from a patient to speak to a GP or a nurse the message is taken by the receptionist for the named clinician and the message is then conveyed for appropriate action by the clinician. The clinician will then telephone the patient. Receptionists cannot put calls directly through to clinicians during clinics unless the situation requires emergency attention. Telephone consultations are also available with doctors and nurses.
Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
In December 2015 there were approximately 55 hours where patients have not turned up for their GP and nursing appointments. These appointments could have been used by other patients. If you unable to attend your appointment please contact the surgery at the earliest opportunity.
Weekend and Bank Holiday GP Service
Patients can now book a weekend/bank holiday appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse. The service will be open on Saturdays from 8.00am to 5.00pm and Sundays from 9.00am to 5.00pm. During Bank Holidays please call for details.
Advance appointments can be booked via Oaklands Surgery by ringing 01268 209339 and for on the day appointments telephone one of the surgeries listed below during times shown. This service is available to patients who are registered at participating surgeries only. Please note that this is not a walk-in service but by appointment only.
The service is available at the following GP Surgeries:
The Essex Way Surgery, 34 Essex Way, Benfleet SS7 1LT, Telephone: 01268 792000 or the Ashingdon Medical Centre, 57 Lascelles Gardens, Rochford, SS4 3BW, Telephone: 01702 414970
Meningitis and Septicaemia - Information for new university entrants - 2015
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill very quickly. All age groups are affected but teenagers and young adults have a higher risk of meningococcal disease. A vaccination programme is being introduced to provide added protection against MenW and to reduce the spread of the disease to others. The MenACWY vaccine that will be used will protect against 4 meningococcal groups. Even if you have already had a MenC vaccine you should have the Men ACWY vaccine. You are in the higher risk group so make sure you don't miss out on your vaccination. If you are starting university in 2015 please contact the surgery for further information.
Dr Kamdar - Retirement
Dr Kamdar has now officially retired from the practice. If you had Dr Kamdar as your named GP then from 1st October 2015 your named registered GP will be either Dr Cyrus or Dr Mistry. If you have a preference then please contact the surgery and inform the receptionists. Of course you will still be able to see any GP of your choice.
Electronic Prescription Service
Oaklands Surgery is now offering the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows patients to choose or 'nominate' a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated. This means:
- If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription, saving time
- You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop
- You may not have to wait as long as your repeat prescriptions could be prepared before you arrive