Practice Mission Statement
"To maintain and if able, improve the health and wellbeing of those Patients for whom we care"
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination & Covid 19 Booster
We will be delivering Seasonal Influenza Vaccination this upcoming season. All eligible patients should receive an invitation for the vaccination either as a text with a link to book an appointment directly to the available clinics or other means such as telephone call. If you have not been contacted please do not hesitate to enquire at reception. We are expecting the clinics to start the last week in September 2023 but this will be confirmed at a later date.
UPDATE 19/9/2023: We will be delivering the Covid 19 booster this season to all eligible patients 18 years old and over. If you are eligible and have not yet been contacted please enquire at surgery reception. We had a greater demand for Covid 19 vaccinations than the allocation to our surgery therefore any patients that have not yet booked their vaccine and would like to will be put on our waiting list. We will notify all those patients on the waiting list with further details as soon as possible.
Any patients that are eligible and under the age of 18 years please check on the National Booking Service website from the 18/9/2023 for an appointment - Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Patient self-referring to Physiotherapy Services
Self-referrals can be submitted for a musculoskeletal problem via the Physiotherapy Service website https://providephysiotherapy.org.uk/self-referral/ and will be robustly triaged based on the commissioned physiotherapy service criteria including red flag and general health screening and a validated risk stratification tool. Users will then be directed to appropriate self-management digital resources via the Provide Physiotherapy website prior to being offered an initial assessment appointment.
Patient self-booking for routine blood tests
The acute trust self-booking service (via Swiftqueue) for routine blood tests are accepting bookings for the four mid Essex centres (at Broomfield Hospital, St Michael’s in Braintree, St Peter’s in Maldon and the Chelmsford Central Health Hub). If you choose options other than the Mid Essex Centres there will be a delay in receiving your blood test results.
Community Transport are able to offer free transport to anyone who needs it to access their coronavirus booster vaccination.
Community Transport can be reached on 01376 557883 Monday to Friday 8.30 to 17.00 or via email: email@example.com
Surgery Closed for Staff Training 2023 - 2024
All GP practices in Mid and South Essex will be closed from 12.00pm on the dates below. The closures are for staff training. Mid and South Essex ICS will be providing out-of-hours care for our patients from 12:00 until 18:30. If you require medical care during the hours that we are closed please call NHS 111 who will make an appointment with the out-of hours provider where necessary.
|Tuesday 28th February||Wednesday 20th September|
|Thursday 23rd March||Thursday 19th October|
|Thursday 20th April||Tuesday 21st November|
|Wednesday 17th May||Wednesday 13th December|
|Tuesday 20th June||Tuesday 27th February 2024|
|Thursday 20th July||Thursday 21st March 2024|
Prescriptions and Medication
Due to minimising patient contact at the surgery and also our local pharmacies, paper script requests will no longer be taken. We are asking patients to sign up for online services to request your repeat medication. GP's are working to ensure that repeat medications are up dated without any non-essential delay. To ensure that we provide a safe and accessible service we are asking all patients to nominate a pharmacy. You can do this through your usual pharmacy.
We encourage all patients to order their own medicines. Ordering online is the easiest and safest way by the following methods:
- Via your SystmOne Online account (if you don't have an account please phone reception to set it up)
- Download and use the NHS app. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service – patient with stable, regular repeat medicines can receive batches of medication that can be dispensed once a month. Please speak to a member of the dispensary team or to your usual pharmacy to see if you are eligible for this.
If the above are not an option for your please speak to the dispensary or reception for further advice.
Please download pharmacy opening times during the upcoming Festive season 2022: