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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.

Test Results

test_results6We provide diagnostic tests at the surgery, including ECG, blood pressure monitoring, Doppler tests for circulation, and spirometry. We also use services provided by the pathology lab at Addenbrookes. 

When a doctor orders laboratory tests, you will be asked to provide samples, and/or to make an appointment with a healthcare assistant who can take blood samples. 

Most pathology lab tests require up to three working days before the doctor gets and reviews the results. If there is any concern the doctor will contact you. If there is no concern, the doctor will annotate the notes so that receptionists can see that the results are normal.

If you don’t hear from the doctor after 3 or 4 days, you can call after 14:00. The receptionists can tell you what the doctor has written on your notes, or, if the doctor has not written on your notes, will send a message to the doctor who will call back.

Our policy is that the doctor who ordered the tests is best placed to discuss the results with the patient because they understand the context. In urgent cases, however, the receptionist may message a different doctor. 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

 
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