PATIENT NOTICE – VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ANY CHANGES TO MASK-WEARING GUIDANCE WILL NOT APPLY WHEN VISITING HEALTHCARE SERVICES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY AS COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE.
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MASK WEARING AT THE SURGERY.
Walk In COVID Vaccination Clinics for This Week (29/11/2021 - 05/12/2021)
Chadwell Medical Centre – 1 Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JD
Wednesday 1 December between 12:00 and 18:00 (PFIZER ONLY)
Friday 3 December between 12:00 and 18:00
Sifford Clays Medical Practice - Crammavill St, Grays RM16 2AP
Tuesday 30 November between 09:00 and 13:00 (PFIZER ONLY)
Tuesday 30 November between 14:00 and 18:00
Thursday 2 December between 09:00 and 13:00 (PFIZER ONLY)
Thursday 2 December between 14:00 and 18:00 (PFIZER ONLY)
Saturday 4 December between 08:00 and 13:00 (PFIZER ONLY)
Clinics are open to everyone aged 16 and over to attend for their first vaccination or second vaccination (first dose must have been at least 8 weeks prior to receiving the second dose).
There is no need to make an appointment, just turn up and get vaccinated.
PATIENT NOTICE - END THE ABUSE OF STAFF IN GP PRACTICES
Please watch this campaign video by the IGPM (Institute of General Practice Management) regarding ending the abuse of staff in GP practices.
In this video GP receptionists share the abuse they have experienced first hand.
All have been frontline key workers during the pandemic.
With the majority of GP Practice Staff (78%) facing threatening behaviour, racist or sexist abuse from patients, and 83% reporting having called the police for help, the Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) launches a campaign to end all abuse towards general practice staff.
PATIENT NOTICE - COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW OUR COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION PAGE.
PATIENT NOTICE – COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
When travelling abroad, you may be required to show your COVID-19 Vaccination Status.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England and are registered with a GP, or have an NHS number.
You can get your vaccination status in digital or paper format.Please note that the NHS appointment card from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status via the following methods -
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS. GPS CANNOT PROVIDE LETTERS SHOWING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS.
PATIENT NOTICE - CHANGES TO THE WAY WE PROVIDE CARE
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the way that we offer medical care to our patients has changed as listed below -
You will receive most of your care by voice and video calls.
You may need to access services using apps and online via the practice website and email.
Your prescriptions (where possible) will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacist. You will not need to collect your prescription from the practice in most cases.
Please make sure that you:
Check the practice website for updates on any changes.
Do not attend the GP practice unless invited to do so.
If you are invited to attend the GP Practice, please can you wear a face mask/covering. This is for your protection as well as the protection of the staff at the surgery.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home and follow the latest advice on nhs.uk/coronavirus
PATIENT NOTICE - IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
If you are experiencing cough, fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, or upper respiratory tract symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone else experiencing these symptoms in the past 14 days please stay in your home and phone to speak to a GP.
Do not attend the practice without phoning first. This is to reduce risk of spreading the coronavirus infection.
If you have travelled outside the UK in the past 14 days and you are worried about coronavirus and what you should do next, do not attend a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy. Avoid contact with other people. Stay in your home and use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus Service.
Due to increased pressures at this time routine matters may take longer to deal with. We know you will understand this given the current public health emergency we are facing.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit the NHS.uk and the GOV.uk websites.
PATIENT NOTICE - SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS IN CHILDREN
Sepsis in children, is a rare complication of infection but can be treated effectively with antibiotics if caught early enough. There are a number of signs if you know what you are looking for and knowing what these are can be reassuring for parents and may avoid unnecessary A&E attendance.
Warning signs in children with a fever include abnormal drowsiness, rapid breathing, a rash that doesn’t fade when you press it and mottled pale skin, please watch this short 4 minute video, it could be a lifesaver.
The click the picture below to view information on the signs of sepsis in children.
Welcome to The Commonwealth Health Centre
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.
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 well-being whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.
They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website. You can access the report below
(Site updated 01/12/2021)