The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason, we ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke. We also offer advice concerning diabetes, asthma, stress, heart disease. Please book an appointment with the nurse or doctor if you require any advice.
The Practice shares your diabetes related data with the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme operated by Health Intelligence (commissioned by NHS England). This supports your invitation for eye screening (where you are eligible and referred by the Practice) and ongoing care by the screening programme. This data may be shared with any Hospital Eye Services you are under the care of to support further treatment and with other healthcare professionals involved in you care, for example your Diabetologist.
For further information, take a look at Health Intelligence's Privacy Notice on the diabetic eye screening website: www.essexdesp.co.uk
It is very important for all women aged over 24½ years to have regular cytology screening.
Women aged 24½ 49 years will be screened every three years and women aged 50-64 years will be screened every five years.
You can now book your blood test appointment online by visiting www.southend.nhs.uk for patients & visitors/blood tests or alternatively you can call the blood tests booking line on 01702 746065.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm (lines are closed on UK public holidays)