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Message from The Princess Alexandra Hospital  Posted 24/12/2021

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all patients are required to have carried out a quick COVID-19 test (lateral flow test) before attending the hospital. You must provide evidence of a negative result on arrival via the NHS App if you have a smartphone, or alternatively, an email or photograph of the negative result.”


Disruption to Radiology (X-ray/CT scan) service Posted on 23/12/21

GP walk-in service and CT scan update

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is currently experiencing disruption to its imaging service, which will affect the GP walk-in service and existing CT scan appointments.

After careful consideration, they are now accepting urgent referrals only from Thursday 23 December, until Monday 10 January, during the times listed below:

The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow – radiology department, location B6: Monday-Friday, 8am-12:30pm and 1:30-7:45pm

Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford – radiology department: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm

St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping – radiology department: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

At this time, it is necessary to cancel all existing routine CT examinations and reschedule. 

New referrals will be added to the waiting list, however they will review and see patients in order of clinical priority, so you may experience a longer wait time.

 

Clinics & Services

Appointments are necessary for the following:

  • Chronic Disease management

  • Family Planning

  • Menopausal management 

  • Health Checks for Over 75s

  • Cervical Smears 

  • Health Education / Screening

  • Antenatal / Postnatal Care

  • Dietitian

  • Child Surveillance

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Travel Vaccinations

  • Immunisations

  • Medication Monitoring

  • Injections

  • Phlebotomy Service

  • New Registration Screen 

  • Minor Procedures

  • ECG & ECG Event Recording

  • Spirometry

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring 

  • Counselling

  • Wound care & suture removal

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Clinics held on Tuesdays at 14:00, Wednesdays at 10:30 & Thursdays at 15:30. No appointment necessary.

Child under 5 years old who are temporarily registered with the surgery should also attend these immunisation sessions.

Minor Illness Clinic

A practice nurse runs a minor illness clinic, by appointment, to help doctors with patients complaining of an acute short term illness, such as cough, sore throat, earache, pains.

Patients 75 Years and Over

Patients aged 75 years and over are entitled to an annual health check. If you wish to have a health check, please make an appointment with a practice nurse.

Patients Aged Between 16 and 75 Years

Patients aged between 16 and 75 years who have not attended for a consultation or a clinic within the previous 3 years are entitled to have a health check.  If you wish to have a health check, please make an appointment with a practice nurse.


Named Accountable GP

All patients are allocated a named, accountable GP
The named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensures they are delivered where required (based on the named GP's clinical judgement) but does not take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals. 

If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionist when you are next in the surgery. To keep the lines free for patients needing treatment, kindly do not telephone the practice to ask for this information only. 

Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other doctor in the practice, nor does it mean that you will always see your named GP, who will not be available at all times. Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice but if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor or nurse.

 
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