June 2017 results
A total of 219 appointments were wasted in June 2017, totaling 47 hours:- 113 GP appointments (equivalent to 22 hours)- 106 nurse appointments (equivalent to 25 hours)If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it - this time wasted could have been offered to other patients.
Our specialist clinics are mostly run by our own nurses who have specific and ongoing training in that particular area.
GP consultations are provided in normal surgery time. Care is shared with our attached midwives and with the ante-natal unit at the local hospital.
Run on weekly basis, this clinic is attended by our attached midwives.
Our asthma and COPD clinics are open to those on the relevant disease register. They offer regular and thorough assessment of the condition and medication, including spirometry where necessary.
These should be booked in the nurse Family Planning Clinic in preference to using doctor's appointments.
These are multidisciplinary involving doctors, nurses and health visitors.
Our nurse-led clinic is run by Helen Wallis, and she can advise on all available methods. You should normally book into the clinic, therefore, rather than with a GP for contraceptive services. We also provide a service for the fitting and removal of both intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants.
Helen Wallis (Practice nurse) runs this clinic for those on our CHD register. It monitors all aspects of the condition from lifestyle through to medication, in liaison with the GP where necessary.
Annual physical assessments are done by our health care assistants(HCA). Patients are invited to book appointments in the month of their birth. This is just a physical check as our HCAs are not trained to give medical advice regarding diabetes. Your care is overseen by the GP in cooperation with the hospital clinics where applicable.
Helen Wallis runs this clinic to monitor patients on our hypertension register.
A smoking cessation clinic, organised by the PCT is available to provide support and advice. This offers the facility for NHS prescription of smoking cessation aids. You can either go on the waiting list to be seen in the surgery, or be fast-tracked to a clinic within Chelmsford.
The Surgery offers a full travel vaccination service. Please see the travel information tab for more information.
Prescriptions for Malaria and any other drugs that you only need because you are travelling eg antibiotics will be written on a private prescription for which there will be a charge of £15.
Please telephone between 2.00 & 6.15pm for the results of blood tests, x-rays etc.
Most blood tests are available within 48 hours after blood is taken.
Plain X-rays reports are usually available after 72 hours.
Results such as urine, stool or swab cultures are also usually available after 72 hours.
In all cases certain tests may take much longer, for example if the hospital has to send them away for processing.
Tests ordered by hospital clinics are not usually sent to us - if in doubt you should contact the hospital.
We do not usually contact patients about results: there are just too many coming into the surgery. It is your responsibility to ensure your results are satisfactory.
We are happy to undertake, by appointment, medical examinations, reports for insurance companies, employers and solicitors.
Unfortunately the NHS does not cover these services and a fee will be charged, likewise, we will charge a fee for private certificates. Fee levels are displayed below. Forms of such a nature will usually be ready for collection 7 working days after receipt although we recommend you contact the surgery to ensure your form has been completed. A 50% payment in advance is required for all medical examinations, failure to cancel these appointments within 12 hours will result in you losing your deposit.
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