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The practice is actively registering new patients - if you would like to join the practice please contact us on 01268 209339

Changes to Prescription Opening Hours

As from Monday 18th February 2019 the prescription office will only be open from 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday - Friday

If you have an urgent prescription query outside of these hours then please speak to a receptionist

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.

Telephone Advice

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 the surgery 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.  You are now able to cancel your appointment by texting our appointment cancellation hotline on 07936843797.  Please text your name, date of birth and the date of the appointment which you wish to cancel.

This telephone number is for the cancellation of appointments only

Weekend, Bank Holiday and Evening GP Service

Patients can now book a weekend/bank holiday appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse.  The service will be open on Saturdays and Sundays between 9.00am to 3.00pm.  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 Surgery, 1a Hawkesbury Road, Canvey Island SS8 0EX, 01268 683288 or Audley Mills Surgery, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF 01268 740501.

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

Covid 19

Shielded Patients

As you may be aware the government have sent over a million letters to patients advising them that they are in a ‘high risk’ group and should isolate for 12 weeks.
These letters were produced using hospital data and not data from GP Practices. As a result the government announced that the GP practices will be writing to additional patients by the beginning of this week.
There has been a delay in this process centrally by NHS England / NHS Digital and we have been informed that the additional letters are being produced this week.
We understand and share your frustrations regarding the delay and ask you to respect our staff whilst we wait for this situation to be resolved, it is completely out of our control and we are dependent on NHS England / NHS Digital informing us (and other GP practices across the country) once these additional patients have been identified.
Once the additional patents have been identified and the letters sent.
Thank you again for your patience.
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Criteria for Shielded Patients

People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:

  1. Solid organ transplant recipients.

  2. People with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
    • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.

  4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).

  5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.

  6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

Shielding is for your personal protection.

It is your choice to decide whether to follow the measures we advise.

Individuals who have been given a prognosis of less than 6 months to live, and some others in special circumstances, could decide not to undertake shielding. This will be a deeply personal decision. We advise calling the surgery or specialist to discuss this.

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If you are 70 or older or have pre-existing health conditions that mean you are eligible for flu jabs then you could be at a higher risk of serious complications from coronavirus. You should follow Government advice and stay at home. Please arrange for family, neighbours and friends or local community groups to deliver the food and medicines you need. If you do not have this support available please register with the Essex Welfare Service at www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk/support-request or call 0300 303 9988 .

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To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone or through using the e-consult service unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

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Due to Covid 19 our Easter Opening Hours are as follows:
In order to support our Hospital colleagues during this difficult time, Oaklands Surgery  will be open on GOOD FRIDAY and Bank Holiday MONDAY 8.00am-6.30pm for emergencies only.
SATURDAY 11th April 2020 and SUNDAY 12th April 2020 will be covered by the Out of Hours Service.  Please contact the surgery on 01268 209339



 
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