Douglas GroveWitham, CM8 1TETel: 01376 512827
Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of all children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children involves:
Safeguarding children and young people refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect all children who are suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm.
Douglas Grove Surgery recognises that all children have a right to protection from abuse and neglect and the Practice accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children with whom staff may come into contact.
The doctors and nurses hold various clinics throughout the week to help patients with the control of their disease and to advise on prevention of ill health. If you have any queries on how to access these services, please telephone the surgery and our receptionists will endeavour to assist you.
The practice undertakes research for professional development and to improve individual health care. It may be that the practice will ask you to attend a special clinic to discuss your medical conditions. You will be invited via a personal letter and be recalled again annually for follow up. If you decline this care you will need to inform us and we will remove you form the recall system, however it is strongly recommended you attend to enable the practice to monitor your progress.
Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:
To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01376 512827.
Should you require a chaperone at any of your appointments please ask at reception who will arrange this for you.
Anyone travelling abroad should make an appointment with the nurse to discuss what vaccinations are required. Please allow plenty of time before travelling to complete all the vaccine courses.
Individual and couple counselling available in a safe confidential environment here at the surgery, covering abuse, anxiety, bereavement, carer, depression, divorce, low esteem, post traumatic stress, relationship issues, rape, sexuality and stress.
Please contact Paula (MBACP Dip.Counselling) on 07748 290511 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange appointment and discuss fee.
Community Agents Essex is a countywide network of agents and volunteers who support older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community.
It is an innovative new partnership:
The service is delivered through a community and voluntary sector partnership consisting of Rural Community Council of Essex, British Red Cross, Age UK Essex and Essex Neighbourhood Watch.
If you know of anyone who is struggling to remain living in their own home, a community agent will do home visits to discuss and help with:
To arrange a free visit call FREE on 0800 9775858 or email email@example.com
Every year, four out of 10 people in the UK experience common psychological problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.
The Mid Essex Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme offers a new approach to help adults suffering from common psychological problems.
For further information click on the link below:
10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK each week. Early diagnosis is critical to ensure our young people get the right support in order to go on and live happy, healthy lives. HeadSmart wants to see diagnosis times reduced through campaigning to raise awareness of symptoms. Please click on the link to find out more about the campaign and symptoms to look out for.
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
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travel Risk Assessment / Travel Vaccines
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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