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Flu Clinics

 

 

Please contact the surgery to arrange to have your flu vaccination. 

Who is eligible to have the flu vaccine?  

Over 65’s

Pregnant women

Carers

Patients with Asthma, COPD, Heart failure, Diabetes, weakened immune systems, Chronic Kidney Disease and certain neurological conditions

 Please note that there is a national delay in Childrens Nasal flu vaccines.  We will update the website with details as soon as we have further information.

Why have your vaccination at YOUR GP Surgery?

  • We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine.
  • We can offer protection for those who may be forgetful by reducing the risk of duplication in vaccines being administered.
  • We offer a fast, efficient and friendly flu clinic service with your local surgery team (and we really enjoy our drop in flu clinic sessions, it gives us a nice break from our ‘normal’ work).
  • We can ensure continuity of care for our patients and carers (we know you already).

Please support YOUR surgery by having your flu immunisation with us.

Saturday Appointments

The Surgery is now offering Saturday Clinics 9am to 12 noon.   (Pre-booked Appointments Only)  Please mention to reception or the clinician if you struggle with appointments during usual opening hours. 

 Doors to reception will be locked and access to the Laurels on Saturdays is strictly by appointment only.                (Please knock if you have an appointment)

 

 Should you need access to a GP or Nurse when the Surgery is closed, please dial 111 and you will be directed to the most appropriate service. 

 For all medical emergencies please call 999.

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Online Appointments

We are currently looking at extending our appointments to incorporate online booking for Health Care Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacist medication reviews and Physiotherapist telephone assessments.  These appointments are specific and we have named them accordingly, hoping that patients will take care to book into the appropriate slots only.  If, however, patients book into a specific slot for anything other than what the slot is intended for, this may result in the clinician being unable to offer treatment.   Slots with "Telephone" in the wording are a telephone call from the clinician; the others are face to face appointments at one of the surgeries.  When you book online, the reminder SMS will tell you which surgery the appointment is at.    These new online appointments are available to book for up to 4 weeks in advance  (The booking of GPs telephone appointments will remain the same – with appointments being available for booking from 6pm the day before)   In these early stages we have only released a few appointments, but will increase the availability slowly as we go along.  We are hoping this will prove to be successful and will help patients who struggle to call us during normal hours.    

Clinician:                                   Appointment type:

Health Care Assistants :          * Blood Pressure Check Only (in surgery) (pre-bookable)     *B12 Injections Only (in surgery) (pre-bookable)

Nurse:                                     * Contraceptive Pill Review Only (in surgery) (pre-bookable)     *Cervical Smear Only (in surgery) (pre-bookable)

Physiotherapist:                      * Telephone Call with Physiotherapist   (pre-bookable)

GPs:                                        * Telephone call with GP   (GP telephone appointments will be released from 6PM the day before)

NHS Blood and Organ Donor Registers

Changes to the Blood and Organ donation.  Please click link below. 

NHS Blood and Organ Donor Registers

Presciption Charge Increase

 
  • Prescription charges are due to increase with effect from April 2019. 
  • PRESCRIPTION CHARGES AS OF 1ST APRIL 2019

    1 ITEM                                                                     £9.00

    2ITEMS                                                                    £18.00

    3 ITEMS                                                                   £27.00

    4 ITEMS                                                                    £36.00

    PRE-PAYMENT CERTIFICATES

    3 MONTHS                                                               £29.10

    12 MONTHS                                                             £104.00

Help your NHS cut down on unused medicine waste.

Every year almost £2m worth of medicines go unused across mid Essex – help your NHS cut down on this waste.  Click below for further information!

Your Medicines Your NHS media release.pdf

CCG Training Dates

All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12 noon on the dates below.  The closures are for staff training.  Mid-Essex CCG 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.

  • Thursday 10 October 2019  
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019 
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019  

GP Practice Flu Clinics

See Front page for Flu dates

New Patients

We are now open for New Patient registrations, for patients that live within the Sidney  House and The Laurels published registration boundary.   Please note that we no longer accept any NEW patients from the Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park area.  Please speak to reception to make sure you are within the boundary.

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