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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.

Clinics & Services

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Child Surveillance

We offer this service to children who are registered at the practice. Your child is offered development checks at regular intervals before school age. The health visitor may carry out some of these checks, often at home. This will enable you to discuss any problems and ask any questions concerning your child's immunisations, development and behaviour.

Contraceptive Services

We offer full contraceptive services and advice, and some of our nurses are also family planning trained. We also provide emergency contraception and contraceptive services to non-patients.

Antenatal Clinic

The midwife holds her routine antenatal clinic on a Tuesday afternoon. The one hour booking appointments are held on a Thursday morning. The doctors also have specific antenatal appointments, and your first appointment should be with your GP. Please call reception to book an appointment.

Cervical Smear Screening

In line with health authority policy, we recommend a smear every three years until the age of 50 and then every 5 years until the age of 65, unless greater frequency is advised. To ensure maximum accuracy, it is advisable to have a smear taken between 10 and 14 days from the first day of bleeding.

Minor Surgery

All partners perform some surgical procedures, albeit you may be referred to another partner for a particular operation in which they have special experience.

Medical Examination

Medical examinations for special purposes, for example pre-employment, fitness to travel and insurance medical, may be arranged by special appointment. A fee will be payable.

Travel Immunisations and Vaccinations

Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. Unfortunately, a charge will be made for vaccinations not covered by the NHS.

Please also have a look at our separate Travel Vaccinations page for further details.

Anticoagulant Clinic

An 'in-house' anticoagulant clinic is held twice weekly at Baddow Village Surgery, providing a convenient and comprehensive service.

Chaperone

If you feel you would like a chaperone present at a consultation during a procedure please let the GP or nurse know.

District Nursers/Community Matrons

Provide a range of nursing services and help with long term conditions for housebound patients.

IAPT

Provide a cognitive behavioural therapy service based at the surgery.

Mental Health Nurse

Provides counselling sessions to those patients who have been referred. Based at the surgery.

Health Promotion

We offer advice and practical help to those patients who want to improve or maintain their health.

Our nurses have specific training in areas such as asthma, diabetes, smoking, alcohol and heart disease prevention. Please ask the nurse for details.

We encourage all our patients to share responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and in treating existing diseases. Most of the more serious diseases can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle and without the need for drugs. Please feel free to discuss general health and your lifestyle and ask for advice.

 
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