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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.

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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

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 www.111.nhs.uk 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.

Patients on Long Term Opiod Pain Killers

We are working with Mid Essex CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) to highlight patients who are taking long term opioid pain killers. Recent information has shown that long term use of opioid medication may be more detrimental for patient's health than originally thought.

Please  click this link for information and advice 

PPG Survey 2020

Due to COVID19 we have suspended the patient survey until further notice.

New Electronic Prescribing from March 2020

Please look at at the prescription tab on the top of this page and open the electronic prescribing tab for more information

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.

  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Thursday 29 October 2020
  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
  • Wednesday 16  December 2020
  • Wednesday 24 February  2021
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021

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 www.111.nhs.uk 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.

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