Welcome to the Limes Medical Centre On Line
The Limes Medical Centre is a six partner teaching/training practice with a list size of approximately 19,000 patients.
Our doctors, nurses and all our staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
NHS PRESS RELEASE: You can ‘bank’ on the NHS this May holiday!
Traffic on the roads on bank holidays is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in West Essex by visiting your local pharmacist this May Bank Holiday (1 May 2017).
Dr Rob Gerlis, Chair of West Essex CCG says: “Making sure you choose the right healthcare service is very important. Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems”.
Full information in the attached document.
Press Release - Know your NHS options this May Bank Holiday
**NEW** SOCIAL CARE DROP-IN SESSIONS
There will be a social worker on site the first and third Thursday of the month from 9am-5pm to provide information and advice to adults/carers, including:
- providing details on processes, services they may be able to offer and details of eligibility
- details on universal services/local services
- provide details of how to make a referral or support in making a referral (if required)
No appointment necessary. Please speak to The Limes reception for more details.
Please go to "Clinics & Services" above and then "Travel Advice" to find out about our travel clinic and how we can help you with your vaccinations. This service is also available privately to non-Limes' patients.
YOU CAN NOW SEE A GP AT THE WEEKEND
Please click on link below for further information:
You can now see a GP at the weekend
MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER
If you have a mobile telephone or if you have recently updated your telephone number please can you let us know. You can either do this by completing the 'Update Contact Details' form at the bottom of the page or by letting our reception team know.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
The NHS want you to have the best possible experience of care. The NHS Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback , so we can continually review our service.
It is based on one simple question :
'how likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care of treatment?'
To complete our Friends and Family Test survey please follow the link below.
Keep up to date with the latest news from The Limes Medical Centre on Twitter @LimesMedicalGP
NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS ON LINE
We are pleased to announce Patient Access is now available to all our patients. This means you will now be able to book routine, non urgent doctors appointments online or via a mobile app. You will also be able to view a limited amount of your medical record.
To use this service patients need to register at one of our surgeries. You will need to bring along with you some form of photographic ID.
Please note: This service is currently only available to patients aged 16 or over. Waltham Abbey patients can book online appointments at The Limes Medical Centre, Epping, North Weald or Theydon Bois but will not be able to book online appointments for Waltham Abbey.
For further information regarding Patient Access and how to use the facility please download the attached user guides.
Patient Access Patient User Guide
We appreciate that this is a new service and we would welcome any comments or feedback. Please send these to Samantha Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be directed to the Patient Access website please click on the link below:
FREE WiFi - Just connect to Limes_Guest
For the convenience of our patients and visitors
Connect your devices while waiting to be seen.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP REPORT 2015
Please find below a copy of our report.
PPG Report 2015.pdf
OPTING OUT - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The following information informs you about the two different types of schemes that patients can currently choose to opt out of. Please can you read the following information carefully.
It is important that you are clear of the details of both of these schemes.
Summary Care Records
A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Having this information stored in one places makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
For further information please visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk.
Better Information Means Better Care
NHS organisations share information about the care you receive and those who plan health and social care services, as well as with approved researchers and organisations outside the NHS, if this will benefit patient care. As a patient, you may receive care and treatment from a number of places such as your GP practice, hospitals and community services. By bringing this information together from all different places, the NHS can compare the care provided in one area with the care provided in another, so they can see what worked best.
The NHS will use information such as your postcode and NHS number to link your records from these different places. Records are linked in a secure system so your identity if protected. Details that could identify you will be removed before your information is made available to others, such as those planning NHS services and approved researchers.
The NHS sometimes release confidential information to approved researchers, if this is allowed by law and meets the strict rules that are in place to protect your privacy.
For further information regarding the Better Information Means Better Care Scheme please visit www.nhs.uk/caredata
You can choose to opt out of either or both of these schemes. Please click on the tab below and complete the attached document and return it to The Limes Medical Centre reception where we will code your medical records accordingly. Please note if you receive care ay any other hospitals then you will need to contact them directly.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is not available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection for anyone aged 70 or 79. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once.
The vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. And shingles is fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.
It's fine to have the shingles vaccine if you've already had shingles. The shingles vaccine works very well in people who have had shingles before and it will boost your immune against further shingles attacks.
Who can have the shingles vaccination?
Shingles vaccination is offered routinely as part of the NHS vaccination programme for people aged 70 or 79. The first people to have the vaccine will be those aged 70 or 79 on 1 September 2013.
If you were aged 70 or 79 on 1 September 2103 but become 71 or 80 before attending the flu vaccination, you will still be able to have the shingles vaccine.
If you are aged 71 to 78 on 1 September 2013, your next opportunity to have the shingles vaccine will be after you have reached the age of 79.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE THEN PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW
Patient Health Information and Advice
A website providing comprehensive health information as provided by GP's and nurses to patients during consultations.
(Site updated 25/04/2017)