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Dear patients, as you all are aware of this difficult time we are going through with this Corona virus, Can we please advice you not to visit the surgery. If you have any concerns, please ring the surgery number, and we will advice you accordingly.  Drs are available for telephone appointment, video consultation and Econsult.  Kindly make use of one of these facilities we provide.  Lets all work together and protect ourselves from this deadly virus.   If you need your medication, pls ring/ econsult us, your Dr will forward the script over to your chosen pharmacy.  Thank you for your co operation.  STAY SAFE.

If you have been told to stay at home because of corona virus and you need a medical note for your employer, you DO NOT need to contact the surgery.  Please use the following link, and you will be able to get your medical note online.  

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Due to the Corona virus outbreak, we have temporarily suspended the online booking service to help us triage our patients better.  Please contact the surgery if you need to book an appointment.  Thank You.

E-consult:

Patients are advised to use e consult service through our website for their on going sick notes and letter requests. 

Urgent GP appointments

You can call the service directly on 020 3770 1888 between 2pm and 9pm on weekdays and between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays all year round for an appointment. NHS 111 can also book you into a GP hub if you need an urgent appointment.

CTT - Telephone0300 300 1660 (treatment) | 0300 300 1661 (therapy)

The Community Treatment Team (CTT) works with adults in the community with an acute physical need who could potentially be treated at home, rather than attend accident and emergency (A&E). The aim of the service is to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for those people who are experiencing an acute, physical health crisis, for example: exacerbation of infections or worsening of long term conditions such as COPD and falls without injuries. 

Time/date- Seven days a week - 8.00am to 10.00pm

There will be no clinics operating on the following Wednesday mornings throughout 2020  as the Doctors attend the Protected Learning event for Redbridge

15th Jan, 19th Feb, 

Please note the surgery will be closed on the following Bank Holiday dates.

1st January 2020, 10th April 2020, 13th April 2020, 8th May 2020, 25th May 2020, 31st August 2020, 25th December 2020, 26th December 2020

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

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: 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

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.

Prescribing Policy For Patients Travelling Abroad

This policy outlines the procedure for patients travelling abroad for short and long periods of time.

NHS Policy

By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK.  In addition GPs are not required by their terms of service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad. 

The NHS does accept responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. However, if a person is going to be abroad for more than 3 months, then they are only entitled (at NHS expense) to a sufficient supply of regular medication in order to get to their destination, where they should the find an alternative supply of that medication. 

Patients residing abroad for a period of more than 3 months should be removed from the registered patient list.

Cranbrook Surgery Policy 

Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months 

For patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months, we will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes…)for the period while the patient is away where it is safe to do so.  Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns.   

Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months 

Patients who inform us they will be leaving the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to 3 months supply where safe to do so). 

They will also be removed from our patient list. We will be pleased to re-register patients on their return to residence in the UK and can reassure patients that their electronic notes are kept on file for reference on your return. 

Patients and relatives should not seek medication for themselves from the practice while they are abroad as this constitutes NHS fraud. 

Prescriptions for medicines in case of illness while abroad. 

GP’s will only prescribe NHS prescriptions in this case for exacerbations of pre-existing illnesses. Eg antibiotics for patients who have frequent infections secondary to an underlying lung condition. 

GPs may provide private prescriptions if it is clinically appropriate and they can be self-administered safely without medical assessment while abroad. These prescriptions are not free. 

Patients should be aware that some drugs commonly prescribed in the UK may be illegal in certain countries and you should check with that countries embassy before you travel. 

See NHS facts of travel abroad 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1755.aspx?CategoryID=73&SubCategoryID=105 

https://www.wessexlmcs.com/patientstravellingabroadprescriptionsadvice 

https://www.gov.uk/travelling-controlled-drugs 


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

clock2 Travel Questionnaire


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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