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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.

 

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Pharmacists

Adjoa Ofori-Aboagye (f)

Adjoa is our in-house Clinical Pharmacist.  She is able to see patients for some minor illness, long-term condition reviews and medication reviews.  If the reception team feel your query is appropriate for AJ then they will direct you to her.

Attached Staff

Attached staff.

EPUT:  FIRST CONTACT PRACTITIONER: The surgery now has the services of a 'First Contact Practitioner' twice a week (every Wednesday and Thursday), whose role in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle, and joint pain/problems. FCPs are highly skilled practitioners with expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They can organise investigations, medications and onward referrals.

 PCN: CLINICAL PHARMACIST: The surgery has three clinical pharmacists working in the surgery during the week, whose role is to support those with long term conditions like asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure or anyone taking multiple medications to make sure their medication is working. They also do medication reviews and give advice about your medications.

 PCN: SOCIAL PRESCRIBER: We now have the services of a Social Prescriber at the surgery. The main aim of her role is to help people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to activities in the community and a range of local support, from community and activity groups to work, debt or housing advice.

 EPUT: DIETITIAN: The surgery has the services of a dietitian twice a month on a Wednesday. She provides a clinic, by appointment, to patients referred by a Doctor or Practice Nurse.

 
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