Practice Mission Statement

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


COVID-19 Spring Boosters (updated 30.03.2023)


We will be providing Covid 19 Spring booster, if you are eligible, please contact surgery. Patients we have mobile numbers for will receive invitations to book into the vaccination clinics directly using a URL link.

Patients can also book their Covid 19 Spring Booster via National Booking Service or calling 119.

Link to the national booking system:

Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

The Covid 19 Spring Booster eligible groups are:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 5 years and over who are immunosuppressed, as defined in the Green Book (relevant rows of tables 3 and 4) – surgery will only immunise eligible 18 + in this cohort, younger eligible patients can book their Spring Booster on National Booking Service  - link above 


This includes those who turn 75 years old by 30th June 2023 who will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. Those who are admitted to an older adult care home or become immunosuppressed by 30 June should be considered eligible as well.

 The vaccines that we will be offering are:

Comirnaty® Bivalent Original / Omicron BA.4-5 

VidPrevtyn Beta ® for those 75 years and over and those 18+ if tolerant to mRNA vaccine

We do not know which vaccine we will have available at the time of clinics hence we can only provide patients with the vaccine that will be available on that day.  


If any patients are struggling to book their vaccination appointment, please contact the NHS Mid and South Essex Referral Support Service (Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm) who will be able to help, and not the GP practice.

Contact number: 0300 123 0771



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


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 hatfielddispensary@nhs.net​​​​
  • ​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: 



Mid-Essex Pharmacy opening times Christmas & New Year.pdf

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