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Please ensure that you keep your contact information up to date.  You can do this by signing up to SystmOnline or by advising a member of the reception team.  Please see the information on Online Services under Quick Links.

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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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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.

Welcome to Baddow Village Surgery

*** Latest News ***

Reception Closed between 8:00 and 8:30 am each morning

From Tuesday 1 October 2019 Reception will no longer deal with face to face requests for appointments, new patient registrations or any other queries.

This change is being implemented to ensure all of our patients have fair and equitable access to our appointment booking system.  Reception team members will therefore be able to concentrate on answering incoming calls from patients who require an appointment.

FLU CLINICS

APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Online and with reception - for eligible patients

  • first weekend flu clinic - Saturday 14 September                                                     
  •   weekday clinics starting - Thursday 12 September                                                     
  • if you have an appointment booked with a doctor or practice nurse they will give your flu vaccination at the appointment

If you choose to attend the surgery for your flu jab, you will be vaccinated in a properly equipped consulting room or treatment room by a qualified member of our Nursing or GP Team; who will have access to your medical records and are properly trained for emergencies. 

You will also be supporting the practice and help to ensure that resources are not removed from General Practice.

Please be assured that having your flu vaccination elsewhere does not 'help' the Surgery.

We appreciate you not calling for a flu vaccination appointment before 9am as this is our busiest time.  

There are two types of flu vaccine so please ensure you book in for the correct clinic - 65 or older by 31 March 2020 or under 65 on 31 March 2020.

If you are unsure which clinic to book into please speak to one of our reception team members. 

If you cannot make your appointment please do remember to cancel as our dedicated team of nurses are coming in on non-working days to ensure you are protected from influenza this Winter.

All patients who are aged 65 years or over on 31 March 2020 are eligible for a free flu vaccination.  Patients under 65 years of age on 31 March 2020 are eligible for a free flu vaccination if they meet certain criteria.  You should receive an invitation from the Surgery if you are eligible or you can check on the NHS web site using the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Support For Carers Events

Action For Family Carers Events | Eventbrite

FEELING GOOD, CARING WELL

A 4 year initiative to support Carers' Physical and Emotional Wellbeing.

ALL events are FREE to Family Carers - let us take care of YOU.

Any questions or further info please get in touch:

call: 0300 770 80 90

or email:  care@affc.org.uk

- Action for Family Carers and the Big Lottery Community Fund -


Cessation of Private Travel Vaccination Service

From Monday 22 July we are ceasing the private travel vaccination service.  This is due to an increase in costs for indemnity and pressure on General Practice.  We will now only be able to provide the NHS vaccinations recommended for travel.

You will need to seek travel advice from another service, often available at pharmacies.

Please register for online services to access your vaccination history and take a copy of this with you to the travel service.

If you require any NHS vaccinations please provide the Practice with a list of these vaccinations and a completed risk assessment from your chosen travel service.  We will then book you into the next available appointment with a Practice Nurse.

If the next available appointment is not soon enough for your travel needs then you will need to pay for the injections at the travel service.

The following vaccinations are available free on the NHS:

polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
typhoid
hepatitis A
cholera

You might find visiting the NHS website (www.nhs.uk) helpful.

Increase to Cost of Letters from GP

With effect from Monday 22 July the price for a letter provided by a GP will increase to £25 plus VAT (total payable £30).  This is due to an increase in costs and demand.

Extended Hours

We are now offering appointments from 7am on Monday and Wednesday mornings

We have also increased the number of online appointments that are now available and these include Advanced Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Phlebotomist (blood takers) and Health Care Assistants.  Please do check to ensure you are booking an appointment with the appropriate clinician (details are on the online appointment booking screen)

Click on the link to view the Baddow Village Surgery Newsletter Spring 2019 

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 11 September 2019 - closed for training between 12:00 and 3:00
  • Thursday 10 October 2019  - closed for the whole afternoon
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019 
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019  
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020 

Extended Access  

From 1 August 2018 GP and nurse appointments are 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.

Click here to read FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Extended Access Service

DISPENSARY CLOSURE AT LUNCH TIME

The dispensary is closed between 13:00 and 15:00 each day. Please note that any payments for non-NHS services cannot be made by credit card and change is not available during these hours.

Emergency Contraception

Getting it for free

You can get emergency contraception for free, even if you're under 16, from these places:

  • contraception clinics
  • sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • some GP surgeries
  • some young people's clinics
  • most NHS walk-in centres and minor injuries units
  • most pharmacies
  • some accident and emergency (A&E) departments (phone first to check)

Click on the following link for more information: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/emergency-contraception/

Ear Irrigation/Syringing - Cessation of Service

The surgery has ceased to offer this service.   This decision has been made due to the amount of nurse time that is being used and the increasing pressures on primary care. 

Please read the Ear Wax Patient Guide for information on how to care for your ears.

Ear irrigation is a non-funded service.  Mid Essex CCG commission services for Primary Care and can be contacted on 01245 398750

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For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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