Flash Glucose Monitoring
In March 2019, NHS England issued national guidance for funding of Flash Glucose Monitoring (using a sensor on the upper arm rather than finger prick test) for relevant diabetes patients. As a result, the NHS in mid and south Essex has reviewed local policy. If you are already under the care of the specialist diabetes team, they will discuss your eligibility at your next routine review.
If you meet the criteria you will receive FreeStyle Libre® funded by the NHS. If you are not under the care of the diabetes specialist team but you clearly meet those strict criteria, you will need to ask to be referred to the specialist team for assessment, and you will be seen at the next available routine appointment.
Patients who want to use (or continue using) FreeStyle Libre® but who do not meet the criteria for an NHS-funded system can buy it directly from the manufacturer by visiting www.FreeStylelibre.co.uk/libre/ or telephoning 0800 170 1177.
More information about is provided in Frequently Asked Questions at https://midessexccg.nhs.uk/about-us/the-library/patient-guides-information/diabetes/3250-freestyle-libre-patient-faqs/file
Flu Clinics 2019/20 - Will commence Sept 2019
Please enquire at reception when the new season commences to obtain an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are eligible.
You are able to pre-book a flu jab at our Heybridge Surgery.
HAVE YOUR BLOOD TEST AT LONGFIELD
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Aged 18 or 19? Get your Men ACWY Vaccination FREE
Men ACWY Leaflet
Do you wish to have help managing your weight?
NHS ACE are actively increasing the capacity of their highly acclaimed ’My Weight Matters' NHS community weight management programme so more patients can access the programme and attempt weight loss.
ACE are delighted to announce that they have already trained some new delivery partners in Mid Essex including Braintree District Council, Maldon District Council, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre,the Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre, Riverside Ice & Leisure and the Dovedale Sports Centre who are also offering participants discount on facilities to encourage increased levels of physical activity.
If you are interested please click on the below link
Community Weight Management Programme Leaflet