Weekly clinics are held on Tuesdays 1:30pm - 4:30pm by the midwife. Antenatal appointmesnts with the doctor are held during normal surgery hours.
Asthma / COPD Clinic
Asthma/COPD patients are seen by our asthma nurse for review in any of the routine surgery sessions.
The check-up includes an initial assessment, spirometry as required, education, monitoring as required, checking inhaler technique and self-management.
We do not run a dedicated clinic for baby 8 week checks or children's immunisations. Please book your baby's 8 week check with the doctor and then with the nurse for their 1st immunisations. For all other immunisation please book an appointment directly with the Practice to see our Practice Nurse.
The reminder postcard you receive from Child Health is not an appointment but a suggested date and time range. Please contact the surgery when you receive this notification to book an appointment. You do not have to wait for this reminder to book your appointment.
Diabetic patients are seen by our Practice Nurses and GPs in any of the routine surgery sessions and are not be restricted to our previous clinic on a Wednesday afternoon. Patients are invited to attend every 6-12 months for a review. It is hoped that with regular support our diabetic patients’ understanding of the condition can be increased and control improved.
Please see the Mid Essex CCG guide to Ear Wax before booking an appointment.
We offer emergency contraception for up to 72 hours after the event. Please seek advice from the practice nurse or doctor as soon as possible.
Family Planning / Contraception
All the doctors are trained in family planning and can advise on and supply the full range of contraception methods during surgery hours.
Flu / Pneumococcal Vaccination
We particularly recommend this for patients with heart, chest or kidney disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. It is also recommended for elderly people and residents of nursing and rest homes. For flu, please contact reception in late September/early October for details. Pneumococcal can be given all year round by the nurse in any of her routine surgery sessions.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out in a monthly clinic by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
We offer a phlebotomy service on Monday to Friday, mornings only.
We offer shingles vaccination for all patients aged 70 or 78 on 1st September 2015. Any patient that was previously eligible for the vaccination will remain eligible until they turn 80 years
Our practice nurses offer travel immunisation. Please make an appointment at least four weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will also be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. Please could you complete a pre travel assessment form and send it to the surgery at least one week prior to your appointment. There is a £5.00 charge for each travel assessment form completed as this is NOT part of our NHS service.