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TYPE 2 DIABETIC? Join 'Type 2 Together', a free peer support & information service that Diabetes UK are launching in your area. Click here for more information.


Please remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening conditions only. If it is not an emergency, please consider self-care, talking to your local pharmacist, calling NHS111 or visiting your GP.


For information regarding GP fees to assess patients after road traffic accidents, please read the following Policy:  RTA Fees Policy.doc


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Book Appointments Online

Routine GP appointments are now available to book online. See our appointments tab for further information.

Text Message Reminders

We are now sending patients text messages to confirm and remind you of your appointment. Please ensure we have your up to date mobile number.

Repeat prescriptions

Please click on the the  Prescriptions  menu item above to request a repeat prescription.

Out of Hours

Outside surgery hours Prime Care can be contacted by telephoning the main surgery telephone number 01245 473251.

Latest News

Practice Shut Down - Future 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.

We will keep our website updated so that you can check if we will be closing for training for the whole afternoon on these dates.

  • Tuesday 26th April 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • Wednesday 28th September 2022
  • Thursday 20th October 2022
  • Tuesday 29th November 2022
  • Thursday 15th December 2022
  • Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023

Guidance for Med3 (sick notes) for Absence from Work

  1. Personally affected so isolating for seven days

Patients can and should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work.

They do not need to contact their GP.


  1. Personally affected and remaining unwell for over seven days

 If they remain unwell and unfit to work after seven days the current advice is to visit where there is an online self-assessment tool; the patient may be invited to call 111 and given further advice and a MED3 certificate emailed to them.

They do not need to contact their GP.


  1. Household contact affected so isolating for fourteen days as per government advice


  1. At risk group so following government advice


GPs are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system.


Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible.


Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where they do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies.

They do not need to contact their GP.

Exemption letters for wearing a face covering

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks/coverings in various public settings.

GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering.

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

In respect of public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but who considers themselves to have another reason to be exempted.

Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:

Some people don’t have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.

You may find useful resource as there are templates you can use for producing your own exemption certificates.

Baddow Village Surgery Facebook Page

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New Website Launched to Provide Local Health and Wellbeing Information

We are proud to launch our new Chelmsford City Health Primary Care Network website together with our partners in the Primary Care Network. You can find the new website at

This new website will support patients to self-care by providing accessible information and advice on a range of topics, including mental health support, weight management, cancer services and more. All the information has been reviewed by clinicians and residents to ensure it meets their needs.

This website has been designed for our local population, and will help patients improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to the full range of services available in our community. This includes support available from the voluntary and charity sector, local authority and other partners.

The new Chelmsford City Health Primary Care Network website also includes information about new healthcare roles available in our Primary Care Network to help patients get the right care first time. You can find these here -

Primary Care Networks offer a new way of organising care, bringing together all local health and care services in a local area to deliver more joined up care to local populations (usually covering around 50,000 people). Find out more about Primary Care Networks at

Nasal Flu Vaccine for school age children

Information from EPUT for school age children

Many practices are receiving queries from parents that are being directed by schools for the school flu and COVID vaccination programme.

Whilst practices can vaccinate at risk children, the remainder should be directed back to EPUT for vaccination. Some flu sessions have been rearranged to allow for the first offer of COVID vaccinations, but there will be school sessions for flu vaccine. There will also be opportunities for earlier flu vaccination in community clinics for those parents concerned about waiting, and catch up opportunities for those that miss flu and COVID vaccination in the first school sessions.

EPUT are happy to be contacted by parents and they now have a central phone number that can be used for parents across Essex: 0300 790 0597

The Surgery can only vaccinate children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019 unless they are in an at risk category.

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