Surgery Newsletter

The September 2017 Newsletter is now out. You can pick up a copy in the waiting room or you can click ECP Newsletter 2017 sep to read it online.

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Gluten Free Prescribing Restrictions

At its January 2014 Board meeting, the Mid Essex CCG agreed restriction prescribing policies for infant milks and gluten free foods.  The final policies can be viewed on their public website.http://www.midessexccg.nhs.uk It was agreed that existing patients would be given notice of the change when they next submit their repeat prescription request, with the effect […]

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Seasonal Flu and Pneumococcal vaccinations

Seasonal Flu – Are you an easy target? Don’t underestimate flu. Influenza or ‘flu’ as it is usually called, is not just a bad cold. It is a serious viral disease that, whilst as easily caught as the common cold, usually leads to more severe symptoms such as shivering, aching limbs, weak muscles, high temperature, headache […]

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Pneumonia vaccinations

If you are aged 65 and over, the Department of Health recommends you are vaccinated against serious Pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae which usually lives harmlessly in the back of many people’s throats. However, it can invade other parts of the body and cause serious, possibly life […]

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