Welcome to Third Avenue Health Centre
Important information for patients registered to Third Avenue Doctors Surgery
Update 7th April 2022
PLEASE NOTE: ALL appointments are booked from 8.30am for pre-booked appointments and on the day emergencies.
Telephone Consultations & Sending of Photographs
Following reports in the national news regarding face to face appointments, whilst we are still working under government guidelines and have done so since the pandemic begun we are, and have been offering our patients the choice of face to face appointments or telephone consultations for some time now. However, some appointments for our Doctors and Nurses remain a telephone consultation for the moment. Unfortunately telephone calls will not be at an exact time, we must advise it will be specified as a morning or afternoon call.
We would like to re-iterate, our GP’s have been working in the Surgery or remotely with no reduction in appointments since the pandemic began.
Sending in of photographs for some ailments has also been very successful. Photographs can still be sent in (please do not send more than necessary) and then a telephone consultation will follow or face to face appointment as advised by the Doctor.
These can be sent via email@example.com
Statement of Fitness for Work
ALL patients requiring a Fitness for Work Certificate, will have to have a consultation with a Doctor before one can be given.
Children's Health Matters Link for Parents
There is a link with information for parents offering guides with self help information and much more. There is also a newsletter which you can sign up to. https://bit.ly/3yOeafq
During recent months, our Reception team have been asking why you need to see our clinicians, even for pre-booked appointments. This is to ensure we use the best clinician for your needs. As well as our own Doctors and Nurses, we now have GP Pharmacist's who can help with medication reviews and minor ailments, a First Contact Physio who can help with back pain, muscle pain etc and also Wellbeing Co-ordinators who can give a range of general support.
The vaccine appointments are not dealt with by ourselves, it is carried out by a dedicated team. They will be calling patients by phone and may also send an SMS text message advising of a link to go to to book your vaccine. Or you can call 07517 556162.
We thank you for your understanding during these extremely busy and difficult times.
Message from Practice Manager
It has come to my attention that some patients complain about their Doctors Surgeries on 'Facebook'. This then causes a stream of complaints about all sort of things.
Please, if you have any complaints about our Surgery, put it in writing to me. I will address all concerns.
If you have any compliments about us, please share on 'Facebook', we are working in unprecedented times and a little compliment goes a long way.
Dr Chavda Retirement
It is with deep regret to inform you that Dr J Chavda is retiring as a Partner from our Practice on 31st March 2022.
He will continue to cover some days as a locum GP for us.
We have two new Doctors joining us from 1st April 2022. Further details will follow in due course.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient's needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
(Site updated 26/08/2022)