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Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home.
Changes to testing
Find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them.
Find out if you should get a test for COVID-19, who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
Find out how to get your COVID Pass for travelling abroad and for certain venues and events in England.
What to do if you have or might have COVID-19
Find out what to do if you've tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
Advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 app
Our Physicians Associate can help you with the following:-
Our triage nurses have had specialist training in common ailments and holds a daily clinic. The following is a list of conditions that the nurse is able to give you advice or treatment (including antibiotics if these are necessary). You can also get further advice from http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/checksymptomshttp://You may telephone and make an appointment with her for any of the ailments listed below.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
Many people are now travelling to exotic destinations and this means special consideration should be given to protecting yourself from the risk of infections that are not commonly encountered in the United Kingdom.
Please complete the travel vaccination form on the link below, giving full details of your proposed trip abroad and the dates of travel. This will enable us to plan the necessary vaccination programme you will require for your travel.
Please give us as much notice as possible of your travel plans, as it may take some time to complete a full course of vaccinations. However, it is never too late to seek advice.
It is very important that you seek medical advice about health risks in your destination country. If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book and also inform your travel insurance company about your medical condition(s)
FOR BACKPACKING AND WORLD TRAVEL - Please allow at least 10 weeks BEFORE travel for vaccinations.
FOR STANDARD FAMILY HOLIDAYS - Please allow at least 4 weeks BEFORE travel for vaccinations.
Travel forms must be completed and handed in before your appointment for assessment by our travel nurse.
To plan your immunisation and prescription requirements bring your dates. Children who are travelling will require vaccinations and prescriptions, an up to date weight will be required to determine their immunisation of prescription dosages. This will incur the same charges as for adults.
Some vaccinations and prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets that you are unable to purchase will incur a charge as they are not available on the NHS. Please see the list of charges. For some of these vaccinations or prescriptions, a second appointment at the Travel Clinic may be necessary and will be charged for.
Please note: you will be asked to pay our fees prior to administrations of vaccinations or the collection for prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets. You will not be able to receive your vaccination until you have paid the necessary fee, for which you will be issued with a receipt as proof of payment.
As these services are outside NHS funding, the costs may be higher than you expect. Always think about budgeting for your holiday vaccinations and malaria medication when you book your exotic trip.
For your information you can also book appointments with MASTA TRAVEL CLINIC, Leigh Medical Centre, 1446 London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2UT.
Telephone number - 0330 100 4215
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
There are many health benefits for you and your baby if you access maternity care as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test.
Please complete the online referral form via the Southend Hospital website or click below
SOUTHEND CARE CO-ORDINATION SERVICE
“Helping you stay healthy at home”
18 years old or over
In need of support around your home
In need of support to manage your medical condition or medicines
Frequently visiting your GP or hospital
With recent mobility problems
Interested in other services in your community
We can provide:
Tailored support with your health, social and personal needs to help you receive the best care available
Advice and information on community, statutory and voluntary services
Guidance to access the right support for YOU
We work alongside your GP and many other health care and social teams in Southend, Westcliff, Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness. It is FREE for you, your family members and informal carers.
‘MAKING EVERY CONTACT COUNT’
Call us on 01702 372060 or 372061
Please click this link for information leaflet - Booklet
In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
Other Clinics & Services (please contact us for the following services)
COVID clinics are run by the Primary Care Network (PCN). A Group of practices under Southend West Central that work together to provide vaccinations in the fight against Corona Virus.
By working together we were able to provide this service for Southend West Central patients and some other areas.
To find out more about the PCN CLICK HERE
If you have had COVID please follow the link below for your recovery and self help.
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