Douglas Grove Doctors Surgery
Dr O Salau & Dr O Adetunji - GP Partners
Coronavirus / DOVID-19 / 2019 novel coronavirus
Douglas Grove Surgery is taking telephone calls for repeat prescriptions as we want to protect the patients and staff during this unprecedented time, by reducing the footfall to the surgery.
The time to phone to order your repeat has always been 10 to 12 noon for our housebound patients.
However due to the circumstances we have extended this service to all patients from 10 - 3 p.m. currently.
I can assure you all we are all working very hard, are trying to meet all your needs, and thank you for your patience.
PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY TO BOOK A TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENT, DO NOT PRESENT TO THE SURGERY.
WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, IF YOU COULD ATTEND THE SURGERY ALONE TO REDUCE THE FOOTFALL.
OUR MAIN ENTRANCE IS NOW SHUT. PLEASE USE THE WINDOW TO THE LEFT AND ONLY ATTEND IF NECESSARY.
PLEASE REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN QUEUING.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AT THIS TIME
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Public Health England launches ‘Every Mind Matters’, the first national NHS mental health campaign.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.
The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Every Mind Matters offers a range of useful resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support.
It also has a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps people build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.
Here in Essex, we have teamed up with Livewell to help share simple steps about how you can look after your mental health.
To learn more about how to look after your mental health and create your own action plan, visit www.livewellcampaign.co.uk
Douglas Grove Surgery is committed to meeting the health and wellbeing needs of people living with dementia, their loved ones and carers. We are working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society to make our surgery a Dementia Friendly GP Practice. Did you know we provide:
- Dementia Support Clinics - once every two months. Please see reception to book an appointment. This is also run alongside an Action for Carers Clinic
- We have a dedicated dementia and carers noticeboard in the downstairs waiting room, underneath the TV
- We have yellow signage notices to assist dementia patients in getting around the surgery.
Did you also know that the Alzheimer’s Society provide a range of local support and services for people living with dementia, their loved ones and carers? These include:
A Family Navigators Service - Family Navigators offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia face to face, over the phone or in writing.
Information Hubs - An Information Hub will provide information about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.
Peer Support - Peer support group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what you are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance for people affected by dementia to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment
Singing for the Brain - Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.
Activity groups – The Alzheimer’s Society skill or interest-based activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, structured activity. Activities can include art and craft groups, drama workshops, cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) groups, maintaining skills groups, bowling groups, skittles groups, walking groups, yoga or tai chi classes, etc. The groups are run by an expert facilitator with relevant skills and are open to anyone affected by dementia.
For more information on any of the above or to talk to an Alzheimer’s Society Family Navigator please call 01245 260911, email email@example.com or write to:
Essex & Hertfordshire Alzheimer's Society
Suite E Ground Floor
Widford Business Centre
33 Robjohns Road
Essex CM1 3AG
DOCTORS SHUTDOWN AFTERNOON's
The surgery will be closed on the following days for staff training from 12 noon:
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Wednesday 29th July 2020
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Thursday 29th October 2020
Tuesday 24th November 2020
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Wednesday 31st March 2021
We will re-open the following day as normal.
If you need a doctor in an emergency please phone NHS111.
Welcome to Douglas Grove Doctors Surgery
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 wellbeing 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.
Douglas Grove is a new building and has modern facilities for disabled and mobility patients. We have dedicated parking with large wide ramps to enable patient’s good access to the front of the building. The surgery has disabled toilets and lifts to assist if patients are required to go upstairs.
Disabled parking, access and toilets available. Please inform reception if you are unable to manage the stairs or any access problems and they will try to assist.
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My Care Record
Douglas Grove Doctor's Surgery
Dr O Salau & Dr O Adetunji - GP Partners
(Site updated 13/05/2020)