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COVID BOOSTER PROGRAMME

We are pleased to be able to offer the COVID booster programme to all eligible patients who are 180 days post second vaccination. Your Limes team will be delivering these at the St Margaret's Hospital vaccination hub on Thursdays over the coming months. To book your appointment please call 01992 573838 option 6. 

BRANCH SURGERY NEWS

Theydon Bois Branch Surgery

Many thanks to the residents of Theydon Bois for your support and understanding during the pandemic. As you are aware the Theydon Branch Surgery was repurposed to accommodate our administrative team in order to work in "COVID bubbles". We have now returned our admin team to the main site in Epping and will begin to reintroduce clinical services in Theydon Bois from Monday October 4th, 2021.

The surgery will be open for pre booked appointments. All appointments remain bookable by telephone in order to direct patients to the most appropriate clinician and to ensure compliance with Infection Prevention Control guidelines and NHSE Digital First offer.

APPLYING FOR A CORONAVIRUS TEST

Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test. 

For general information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

BOOK YOUR BLOOD TEST APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

You can now book your blood test appointments online by visiting https://www.pah.nhs.uk/our-services/service/blood-tests-30/and using the SwiftQueue system. You can arrange appointments at a location convenient for you and experience shorter waiting times. For more information view the The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Blood Test Apppointment Leaflet.

APPOINTMENTS 

If you require an appointment at the practice, please call and speak to our Front of House Team.

 We are offering the following types of appointments:

  • Telephone consultations

Telephone consultations are available with a number of our  Healthcare Professionals including our Dietician, First Contact Practitioner and Social Prescriber

  • Video consultations

A secure video consultation link will be sent to you via SMS

  • Face-to-face consultations

All patients requiring a face-to-face consultation will be screened. Our vulnerable and shielding patients can also be seen at one of our designated branches (low risk zone known as our 'green site') if required . Our Healthcare Professionals will be wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and patients will be required to wear face coverings.  

ONLINE BOOKING 

To ensure the safety of all patients and staff at the practice during this phase of COVID-19, online appointment booking has currently been suspended. 

FACE MASK EXEMPTION LETTER REQUESTS

As per guidance from the North & South Essex Local Medical Committee, GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments & letters for patients who feel they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering.

SHARPS BIN COLLECTION FORM

We no longer can take in sharps bins at The Limes Medical Centre. You will need to complete the attached form and bring to The Limes Medical Centre for a clinician to sign and send to the Council. Once this has been completed the council will come and collect your sharps bins directly.

For further information click on this link: Sharps Bins collections

Sharps Bins Form

 
 

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