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FLUATHON - Sat October 13 at THAXTED DAY CENTRE  

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.  

Half-Marathon Raising Funds to Equip our new Extension.   A patient is running the Windsor marathon for us in September. To donate via Just Giving, click here

Our thanks to rrt, whose burger lunch raised £2,720 and to the residents of Vicarage Mead who raised £622 with their coffee morning.

Building Work Commences 17 September.   The first few weeks are likely to be noisy.

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.

Thaxted Surgery has again been rated best in West Essex - 2018 National Patient Survey

Thank you for your continued support and please bear with us through a difficult period of building.

Carers - local information

Do you provide unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose well-being would deteriorate without your help? This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.  

If so, you are a carer. 

Let us know and we can: 
  • direct you to sources of support and advice
  • offer health checks and flu jabs to keep you healthy,
  • be alert to the health risks carers can face when we see you
  • be sympathetic in finding appointments when you are able to attend.

 

Who looks after carers?  Here are some places to start. 

Dementia Adventure

Free seminar for family/unpaid carers who support someone living with dementia. The Crafton Centre  Stansted Mountfitchet, Wednesday 7th November.  

Alzheimer’s Society Care Navigator - Available in the Surgery

A Family Care Navigator from the Alzheimer’s society comes to the surgery once a month.  They offer 30 minute appointments and can help patients and their carers access help and support. Appointments can booked at reception.

Uttlesford Fronline

This online portal, also available on a tablet in the surgery waitingroom, can help you access a wide range of local support services, including 3rd sector organisations like CAB.

Carers First  www.carersfirst.org.uk 

A service commissioned by NHS West Essex CCG specifically to provide support for carers

Care Navigation Service : 0300 303 9988 or e-mail carenavigation@nhs.net 

This service, commissioned by West Essex CCG, provides access to community agents, and Age Concern staff who can meet patients and carers for a holistic assessment of their needs for help and support.

Age UK Toe Nail Cutting Service and Hearing Help Essex

Age UK come to the surgery monthly to cut toe-nails for people can no longer cut their own.  Similarly, Hearing Help Essex come in periodically to help patients with hearing aids.  Call 01245 423333 for Toe-Nail cutting services, 01245 496347 for Hearing Help.  Please note that the toe-nail cutting service does incur a charge.



 
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