Welcome to the GP area of our website, which contains information for our local GP partners and other health professionals.
The GP newsletter
We publish a quarterly letter for GP partners which contains information on developments in the Trust whch are relevant to local general practice.
The latest edition is available for download
If you have information concerning the Trust which you think may be of interest to our local GP community and are suitable for inclusion, please contact the editor, Kate Woolterton.
We run occasional events which allow our GPs to meet Trust staff and each other to examine key medical topics. Events are publicised in the GP newsletter and will appear on this page.
Monday 26 February 2018 from 9am-4pm
From street to treat….
Aortic dissection study day
Places are limited. To book please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01268 524900 ext 4297
Topics for the day
• incidence • diagnosis • imaging • referral and transfer • logistics instituting treatment • peri- and intra-operative management
• postoperative follow up • genetics and hereditary aspects • case presentations • a patient’s experience
6 CPD points acredited by SCTS
Mr Vijay Gadhvi BTUH Lead endovascular surgeon
Mr Arvind Singh ECTC/BTUH Aortic cardiac surgeon
Professor Christopher Nienaber TEVAR expert, Royal Brompton Hospital
Mr Said Abisi TEVAR expert St Thomas’ Hospital
Mr Manoj Kuduvalli Lead aortic surgeon, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Mr Pedro Catarino Lead aortic surgeon, Papworth Hospital
Download the poster for the event to display in your area here:
Important information about x-ray services
Improvements are currently being made to the imaging department at Basildon Hospital, including installing new x-ray machines and providing more space for patients.
While the necessary building work takes place there will be reduced capacity for non-urgent x-rays at Basildon, however capacity has been increased at St Andrew’s Centre Billericay and at Brentwood Community Hospital.
To help avoid long waits, only patients with fracture / possible fracture, traumatic injury or who need scoliosis imaging should be sent to Basildon Hospital for a non-urgent x-ray.
Patients who require a non-urgent x-ray for any other reason should be asked to attend St Andrews or Brentwood Community Hospital. Opening times and contact details are below:
St Andrew's Centre, Billericay, CM12 0BH
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am - 4.30pm
Telephone: 01277 626570
Brentwood Community Hospital, Crescent Drive, Brentwood, CM15 8DR
Opening times: Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 4.45pm
Telephone: 01277 695125
The improvement work is expected to last until March 2018.