New video highlights the benefits of accessing your GP record online

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NHS England has produced two videos which shares the benefits you could have accessing your GP records online.

You can view two different versions of the video - a shorter and longer version - by clicking on the links below:

Patient Online short video – benefits of online records 
Patient Online long video – benefits of online records 

GP practices across England are moving towards more services online. All practices should now over online appointment booking and repeat subscriptions, and as of 31 March 2016, everyone can request to see detailed information in the GP online records.

You will be able to see information on medication, allergies and adverse reactions, immunisations, illnesses and test results. All GP practices across England are currently getting ready for this change and some are already offering this practice. Talk to your GP practice to find out what online services it offers.

South West Essex Pharmacy opening times Christmas 2015

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Residents of Thurrock should be aware that your local pharmacy might be closed during the upcoming Bank Holidays .

NHS England has released the opening times for pharmacies in South West Essex for the bank holidays on Christmas Day, Monday 28 December and New Year's day. Click on the link below to find out what pharmacies near you will be open and at what time.

 South West Essex December 2015 Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening times

Healthwatch Thurrock Meet and Greet

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Meet the team that act as the voice of patients in local healthcare at Thurrock Healthwatch’s Christmas Meet and Greet.

  pdf Invite to Healthwatch Christmas Meet and Greet (263 KB)

Healthwatch Thurrock are holding a meet and greet on Tuesday 22nd December between 2pm and 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet Healthwatch’s staff and advisory team to discuss their plans for next year.

The event is taking place at the Beehive Main Hall, Grays, RM17 6XP and visitors will be able to enjoy a free mince pie and a cup of tea and coffee as they meet the team.

#StayWellSwessex Tweetathon – 22 December 2015

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Dozens of health and care organisations across the south west area of Essex are coming together on Tuesday 22 December 2015 to take part in the first ever #StayWellSwessex Tweetathon.

Throughout the day, the organisations will send a series of Tweets designed to give people information about how to stay well during the winter with advice about where to go for health and care support if they need it.

Hospitals, healthcare providers and commissioners, NHS 111, community pharmacies, the fire and police services, voluntary organisations and other groups have been invited to take part in the Tweetathon. They will be sharing photos and messages about their work on Twitter, creating awareness about what they do and how people can contact them during the winter period.

Join us at our Governing Body meeting on 23 December 2015

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NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its Governing Body meeting on Wednesday 23 December 2015 from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend.

The meeting will be held at West Barn, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1RJ.

Governing body papers will be uploaded to the NHS Thurrock CCG website two days before the meeting for members of the public to view.
For any queries about the meeting, please contact the CCG office on (01375) 365810.