FLUATHON Now Booking
Flu vaccines are now available. Please book into our Fluthon, in conjunction with Cancer Research, on October 14th, or, if you can't make the Fluathon, book an appointment to suit you. Patients aged 65 and over, carers and patients with long-term conditions or other vulnerabilities are are eligible for a free NHS Flu Vaccine at Thaxted Surgery.
NHS West Essex want your views on Over the Counter Medication: https://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/Overthecounter#
Our summer raffle raised £996.50 in ticket sales, and, with some other kind donations we are now able to purchase an electric medical coach. Thank you for your overwhelming support and generosity in donating prizes, buying tickets, and giving your time to organise and sell tickets.
We offer the following services to help you manage long-term conditions:
HOT PRESS: JULY 2017 - Hepatitis A Vaccine is unavailable across the UK.
Travel clinic are held every alternative Thursday afternoon - 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 al the required vaccinations in stock before your appointment.
Before you book any vaccination appointments, please look at the NHS Fit for Travel website: http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
It is important to make your first travel vaccination appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel.
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
Click here for the price list for travel vaccinations, effective 1.7.2016.
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.
Fees: Private Fees
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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