General Medical Services
Essential Clinical Services
Routine and acute health problems, treatment and management including referring to Secondary Care (Hospitals) and/or other healthcare professionals as required.
Additional Clinical Services
Maternity services, vaccinations and immunisations, child health surveillance, national programme of cervical screening, routine minor surgery, routine contraceptive services.
Nationally Specified Enhanced Services
Childhood vaccination and immunisations, flu vaccinations for over 65s and other 'at risk' groups.
National Enhanced Services
Intra-uterine (coil) device/Implanon fitting and minor injury treatment.
Additional Patient Requests
Newly registered patients, patients not seen in the past three years, and patients over 75, may request a specific consultation, when a general assessment of their health needs will be made.
The following clinics are available by appointment:
Minor Surgery (doctor & nurse)
This is by special appointment with the doctor. If you wish to undertake such a procedure you should initially book a routine appointment with a doctor to make the referral.
The doctors and practice nurses provide a full range of contraceptive advice and services. These are provided during normal surgery times and further information can be obtained from reception.
Baby and Child Clinic (including Child Health Surveillance)
Child health surveillance clinics are held at the surgery, you will be contacted by our Administrative team to organise an appointment.
Childhood immunisations are held at the surgery each Monday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Parents are reminded to bring in the child’s immunisation record book on each occasion a vaccination is required. Without this record the injection will not be given.
A nurse-led clinic providing advice and help for patients with diabetes.
Asthma/Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease Clinic
A nurse-led clinic providing advice and help for patients with asthma or COPD.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
A nurse-led clinic providing help and advice for patients diagnosed with this condition.
Cervical smears are performed at the surgery as part of the nationwide screening programme for all eligible and appropriate women. Smears can identify warning signs of cancer around five to ten years before aggressive cancer develops; a smear is not looking for the cancer itself. Screening therefore reduces your chance of developing later cancer of the cervix.
VitaMinds is your local NHS talking therapies service, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). It is a free service. VitaMinds can help support you and provide you with the tools you need to get things back on track. Please call them on 01268 977 171. Opening times are Monday – Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm and Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm or you can go to the website which is www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/basildon-and-brentwood/accessing-the-service.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
For any illness lasting longer than seven days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a sickness certificate (F.med3) and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate. If your employer insists on a sickness certificate for 7 days or less a charge will be levied.
Non NHS Services
Certain services provided by your doctor are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee, eg pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday certificates, private medicals, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals etc.
Please allow 10 working days for completion of any reports or forms (from the Monday following receipt). This timescale may be extended if the doctor who needs to complete the report is on holiday.
We also act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee. Please allow 21 working days for completion.