Appointments now available for our annual Fluathon. Because of building work, Fluathon is in Thaxted Day Centre this year. You are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine if you are 65 or over, pregnant, a carer, or have a long-term condition.
Our thanks to rrt, whose burger lunch raised £2,720 and to the residents of Vicarage Mead who raised £622 with their coffee morning.
We will do what we can to use the quieter rooms, but please bear with us. We can offer quieter evening and weekend appointments at Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow.
Thank you for your continued support and please bear with us through a difficult period of building.
We offer the following services to help you manage long-term conditions:
Travel clinic are held alternate Thursday afternoons. These clinics are for your first travel appointment. Subsequent appointments can be booked outside of the travel clinics. To help us offer the appropriate advice about Travel Vaccinations, please fill out the online travel questionnaire (see link below), and return it to the nurse a week before your appointment. This is to ensure that we have all the required vaccinations in stock before your appointment.
Before you book your travel clinic appointment:
1. look at the NHS Fit for Travel : http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
2. Complete our travel questionnaire Travel Questionnaire
3. Check the following list of vaccines currently unavailable at Thaxted Surgery.
4. Check our price list. Some travel vaccines and anti-malaria medications incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.
5. Book your travel clinic appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
For details please see our Policy on Private Work
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.
Click Private Fees for current rates
At Thaxted Surgery we are actively engaged in Research. This keeps us up to date with new and emerging thinking, and sometimes allows us to offer treatments that otherwise might not be available. We only involve individual patients in research after a careful process to ensure the individual fully understands the implications and gives informed consent.
We work in partnership with The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which is the research arm of the NHS. It's role is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The Primary Care Research Network (PCRN) helps GP's and community services to be involved in research.
We are currently working with Barts Health NHS Trust in forming an Uttlesford Research Hub and Spoke Model in our area. We are negotiating with Newport surgery to join our Hub, and hope to grow even further in the future.
"Patients are at the centre of our work. We ensure that the research we support is relevant to and benefit those who use primary care services by involving patients and the public at all stages of the research process."
From NIHR website.
Some of the studies we have participated in at Thaxted Surgery are:
Rapsid, Diabetes Help and Dare (Diabetes), Clarify (Heart Disease), Perform (Depressive Disorders), 3C and Target (Cough studies), and DPIM (Bipolar disorders) and Internet Doctor (On-line assessment and advise regarding respiratory tract infections), Pathway (Hypertension), Living with Breathlessness (COPD), PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica), AFFIRM (asthma), Barack D (Chronic Kidney Disease), TIME (Hypertension), Rhinitis, Late onset Depression, HELP Diabetes, HEAT (H Pylori), FAST (asthma), AFFIRM (asthma), NSRS (Feno), ELIOT, CLASP (Parkinsons), TAMSIN, SPRINT and RIVER.
To find out more about research
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