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21.11.2020 Flu Vaccines for people aged 50-64

We are currently finalising our plans for clinics to vaccinate everyone aged 50-64 in our patient population during December. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please call us to ask to be added the waiting list.

SATURDAY FLU CLINIC 28TH NOVEMBER 2020

We are pleased to announce we still have appointments available at our upcoming Saturday Flu Clinic.  If you are aged over 65yrs OR have a long term health condition that places you at risk from flu please telephone 01371 810328 and book an appointment.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for a flu jab please check 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Or speak to a member of the surgery team. 

CLOSING FOR STAFF TRAINING - 16th December

In line with our CCG guidance, our next practice monthly half day training shutdowns is WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER 2020.  This closure also affects our dispensary and you will NOT be able to collect medication or access the practice by phone from 1pm on the day.

When we are closed if you need medical advice please call NHS111. If you have a life threatening or medical emergency please dial 999. 

5th Sept 2020

We are pleased to announce our CHILD FLU VACCINES have arrived.   

If your child is aged 2 - 3yrs old (born between 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2018) please call the surgery to book an appointment.  Clinics are running from 30th Sept onwards.  We look forward to seeing you! 

July 2020

Homerton University Hospital has produced an excelled patient information and support pack designed to help you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID-19 infection.  You can download here -  Post Covid Patient Support and Advice

July 2020

Hearing Help Essex offers NHS hearing aid re-tubing, cleaning and maintenance.  Due to Coronavirus they are unable to visit our practice to offer this service but you can still see them by appointment at their centre in Moulsham Street Chelmsford.  They also offer a doorstop service for those who are vulnerable or have been shielding.  Please contact them direct by telephone on 01245 496 347 by Text 07950 406 173  or email help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Hearing Help Essex is a registered charity (No: 113498) 

April 2020

Since 6th April we have changed our dispensary opening hours.

Medication can now be collected between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Friday.

When ordering your repeat medication please allow 5 working days for the team to process your request.  With current pressures on the supply chain some medications are taking longer to get to us.  We don't want you to come out on a wasted trip and our team are working as hard as they can! 

Please continue to order in good time by either using Systmonline or by direct email freshwell.dispensary@nhs.net

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

June 2019

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Freshwell Low Carb Project, which has been set up to help our patients eat well & lose weight. Please click here for further details.

February 2019 - Are you interested in a healthy diet and / or losing weight?

The clinicians here at Freshwell are becoming increasingly excited about the low carbohydrate Mediterranean lifestyle revolution. There is emerging strong scientific evidence for the benefits of this way of eating, which can also be a very effective means of losing weight.

Also, we are hoping to host a course to help people diagnosed with prediabetes in the near future.

Please click the link in the right hand column of the homepage on this website for further details.

Statement of Intent

FRESHWELL HEALTH CENTRE

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE APRIL 2016

What is a statement of purpose?

A statement of purpose is a legally required document that includes a standard set of information about a provider’s service. Statements must describe: 

  • The provider’s aims and objectives in providing the service.
  • Details of the services provided including the service types.
  • The health or care needs the service sets out to meet.
  • The provider’s and any registered managers’ full name(s), business address(es), telephone number(s) and (where available) email address(es).
  • Details about the legal status of the provider (for example, whether they are an individual, company, charity, or partnership).
  • All of the locations where regulated activities are actually provided, or where they are provided from (listed as ‘locations’ on your certificate of registration together with any service branches not listed as locations).

Part 1 - Provider’s Name, Legal Status & Address:

Freshford Practice (Partnership)

Freshwell Health Centre

Wethersfield Rd

Finchingfield

Braintree

Essex CM7 4BQ

Telephone: 01371 810328

Email: freshwell.administration@nhs.net

Names of Partners:

Dr David LT Oliver

Dr Imogen C Shaw

Dr Richard P Meakin

Dr Kim E Andrews

Part 2 – Aims & Objectives:

We endeavour to provide the best services to our patients as close to the community as possible.

We aim to provide all our patients with excellent access to our service.

By providing good access & excellent diagnostic facilities, we seek to safely minimise the need for our patients to travel elsewhere for their treatment & investigations.

We operate within a confidential and safe environment & involve them in decisions regarding their treatment.

We show our patients courtesy and respect at all times irrespective of ethnic origin, religious belief, personal attributes or the nature of the health problem.

We do our best to act as the patients’ advocates, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care.

We aim to prevent disease by promoting good health and well being to our patients through education and information

We work in partnership with other healthcare professionals in the care of our patients to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for ill health.

We aim to be a learning organisation that continually improves what we are able to offer patients. In particular, we foster continuous improvement by encouraging patient feedback.

We ensure that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently.

We take care of our staff by offering them support to do their jobs and protect them against abuse.

Part 3 – Location, people who use the service, service type & regulated activities

  • The Freshford Practice operates from one location only – Freshwell Health Centre, address as above.
  • Core users of our service are the whole population that live within our catchment area and are registered with us.

 o    In addition, other users from surrounding areas may be referred here from their GPs for specialist clinics and / or investigations.

Regulated activities under CQC are:

    • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    • Surgical procedures
    • Diagnostic and screening procedures
    • Family planning
    • Maternity and midwifery services 

 Services

  • GP consultations
  • Asthma and Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics
  • Coronary heart disease clinics
  • Diabetes clinics
  • Cervical cytology screening
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Childhood vaccinations and immunisations
  • Minor surgery & cryotherapy
  • Flu immunisation
  • Minor injury service
  • Ear wax syringing & microsuction
  • ECGs (12 lead & ambulatory)
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Spirometry (Lung tests)
  • End of life care
  • Stop smoking support
  • Travel advice
  • Women’s health
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Dexa (bone density) scanning
  • Community Cardiology Clinic (with Echocardiography)
  • Community Gyanecology Clinic

Part 4 – Registered Manager Details

Dr David LT Oliver is the senior partner and he is the registered manager for CQC Purposes at Freshwell Health Centre, address as above. The practice manager is Mrs Linda Cutts at the same address.



 
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