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Christchurch Blood Test Centre  will re-open on Monday 3rd August 2020


Face Coverings

If after a telephone consultation you are advised by the GP or nurse to attend the surgery please bring your own face covering with you. Face protection worn by patients need not meet the same surgical "types" required of healthcare staff and provided they cover the mouth and nose, any face covering can be used including scarves, bandannas or homemade fabric masks.


NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

Click here for more information


Please note that the vasectomy clinic is continuing to run during the covid epidemic as contraception is an important health need


BLOOD TESTS - note from CHRISTCHURCH

in response to recent guidance around COVID-19 conronavirus, Christchurch Blood Test Clinic will be CLOSED from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

If you already have an appointment, our operator will be in touch.  Appointments will be available at Broomfield Hospital so please stay on the line to book.  

The Walk-in service will also continue at Broomfield Hospital.  Please go to section A110 and only attend if your blood test is URGENT.  Thank you.

*IMPORTANT *

if you are experiencing any symptoms of the CORONAVIRUS call 111 IMMEDIATELY.

When calling the surgery, if you fail to disclose any symptoms of the coronavirus you are putting our staff and patients at risk.

 

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Please note as from today we are suspending online appointments until further notice due to the Coronavirus.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Coronavirus Information

Click here for latest information


Extended Access 

GP and nurse appointments will be available in Chelmsford during the evenings and at weekends.

These appointments are offered at North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at weekends.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member.


Online Services

You can order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

You can now book Billericay - St. Andrews blood test appointments ONLINE

Click the link below to be taken straight to the website

St. Andrews - Online booking

or call 01702 746065.

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm  

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only.

Latest News

Coronavirus Information

If you have concerns that you may have been exposed to or become infected with the novel coronavirus you should phone NHS 111 and NOT attend the GP surgery or the hospital emergency department.

Based on the scientific advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

All travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province should self-isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to the increased risk from that area.

The links below givesupdated information from the World Health Organisation, nhs.uk and gov.uk

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.

Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK's support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday - Friday from 9am-6pm.


Extended Access

GP and nurse appointments will be available in Chelmsford during the evenings and at weekends.

These appointments are offered at North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at weekends.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member.


MUG - Mid Essex Under Funding

Mid Essex is one of the most underfunded areas within the NHS. Dr Caroline Dollery, Chair of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, says the group receives £81 per head of population less than the national average from the NHS for looking after you.

Just 10,000 signatures means that the Government will respond to the Mid Essex patients' petition - and the response will be published on our website - http://fundingmenhs.simplesite.com/ 100,000 signatures mean that the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

You can help by signing the petition today at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110663


Friends and Family Test Results - March 2015

Our friends & Family test has been running for the last 3 months and we are really pleased that most patients would recommend us to family members and friends.

Results are as follows:

  • 17 Patients are Extremely likely to recommend.
  • 2 Patients are likely  to recommend
  • 1 Patient is neither  likely or unlikely to recommend.
  • 1 Patient is unlikely to recommend.

Overall we are pleased with the results and continue to encourage patients to fill in the forms on reception and in with the doctors and also on-line.

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Walk in Centre Closure

The walk-in service on the Springfield Sainsbury’s site in Chelmsford closed on 31st March 2016.

Please remember this will not affect the GP Practice on site. The GP practice will remain open as usual offering its registered patients a primary care health service from 8am to 8pm Monday-Friday and for a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday.

You can access local health care services by booking an appointment with your GP. If the surgery is closed you can arrange to see a local out of hours GP by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 is staffed by a team of fully trained advisors, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms, provide healthcare advice and/or direct you to a local health service that can help you best.

You can also visit your local pharmacy. Your pharmacist will be able to offer advice on prescription medications, as well as a range of common problems, including colds, women’s health, skin conditions, allergies and aches and pains.

Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where you are able to discuss issues without being overheard by other members of the public. To find your nearest pharmacy visit www.nhs.uk.

Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only

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Online Services

You can now order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

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