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NHS Update

NHS services across the whole of mid and south Essex are facing exceptionally high levels of demand. To help reduce pressures please read the below:


  • Your COVID-19 vaccination status can be accessed through the NHS App from 17 May. The service will not require data provided through the GP record.  
    • If you do not have smartphone call the NHS helpline on 119 from 17 May and ask for a letter to be posted.
  • Please use 111 in the first instance for urgent care. You will then be directed to the best local service for you and you can have a pre-arranged time allocated to attend A&E as part of the NHS111 First scheme.
  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can access specialist support 24/7 by dialling 111 at any time and select the option for mental health crisis (option 2).
  • Where injury or illness is life-threatening then 999 should continue to be utilised


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 Last updated: 17 May 2021

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