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eConsult is now available between 8am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays. 

These requests will be managed in the same way we handle telephone calls - you may be offered an appointment with one of our team, or you maybe signposted to other services such as community pharmacies if appropriate.

 

Practice Mission Statement

 "To maintain and if able, improve the health and wellbeing of those Patients for whom we care"

 

Prescription Request Update 15/5/2024


On Monday 17th June 2024 our dispensary email account will be CLOSED. Patients will NO LONGER be able to request medication by emailing our dispensary. Patients can order medication via the NHS App, through online services, or by returning their repeat prescription slip.

The user friendly videos in this link can guide you through using the NHS App - http://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/toolkit/walk-through-videos 

 

Spring Covid 19 Booster 2024

UPDATE 16/04/2024: We are NOT participating in vaccinating eligible patients this Spring season. If you are eligible to have the Covid 19 Booster this Spring Season and did not have it yet please book your appointment through the National Booking Service website below. 

Any eligible housebound patients will be contacted by EPUT for their Spring Covid 19 Booster.

 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

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: community.transport@braintree.gov.uk

 

Changes to the medical examiner system and death certification process

From September 2024

A new medical examiner system is being rolled out in England and Wales over the next few months prior to it becoming a statutory requirement on 9 September 2024. Please see further information about the changes here

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 27th February 2024  

Wednesday 18th September 2024

Thursday 21st March 2024  

Thursday 17th October 2024

Thursday 25th April 2024

 

Thursday 14st November 2024

Wednesday 15th May 2024

 

Wednesday 11th December 2024

Tuesday 18th June 2024  

Tuesday 11th February 2025

Thursday 11th July 2024

  Thursday 13th March 2025

 

 

 

Prescriptions and Medication

Patients can drop in their paper requests at the surgery (please use the allocated post box).

We are asking patients to sign up for online services to request their 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/
  • ​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.  

                                      

 

 

 

  

 

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