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Flu vaccinations:  Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November/December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.  This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccinations, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Practice announcement:  We are happy to announce that Dr Shruti Rustgi will be joining the practice as GP Partner from 1st September 2020.  Patients previously registered with Dr Okon will be transferred to Dr Rustgi from that date.

Practice announcement:  We are sorry to inform you that Dr Okon will be leaving the practice at the end of August 2020 due to a change in her personal circumstances.  Dr Okon's last day at the surgery will be Thursday 13th August.  We will update on the arrangements being made to cover her post as this becomes available.

IMPORTANT:  If you are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment, please arrive wearing a mask or face covering (i.e. a scarf).  This is only optional for children under the age of 5.  We need to retain our surgical face masks for clinical staff as much as possible, so are grateful for our patients for abiding by this request.

My Care Record:  Privacy Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Addendum.  This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it supplements our main Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).  More information available here.

CORONAVIRUS: DO NOT WALK INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF STAFF. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND OTHERS

On line booking:  Please note that we have suspended all on-line appointment booking for the time being.  This is because on-line booking does not allow for triage/screening of appointments, so this has been necessary to safeguard both our patients and our staff.  Please accept our apologies for any difficulty this creates.

Repeat Prescriptions:  From 1st April 2020 you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions from your local pharmacy or via another third party.  Requests for repeat medication should be made direct to the surgery via any of the following options:

Please do speak to a member of the reception team if you have any queries regarding this change.

Coronavirus Information for the Public

For the latest information and advice please follow this link :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

This website also contains up-to-date advice for people returning from a specified list of countries, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas 

Extended access appoinments

Extended Access

 

GP and Nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evening and at the weekend.  To book an appointment, contact your Practice.  For more information, visit bit.ly/ExtendedAccess

Adult with cystitis symptoms?

If yes, please complete this questionnaire and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle.

History of Beauchamp House

HISTORY OF BEAUCHAMP HOUSE SURGERY By Dr H Missen

 

Beauchamp House Surgery has been in the current building for many years.  What is the history of the name and the history of the building and its partners?  Where does the name “Beauchamp” House come from?

 Dr. Sir Ivor Beauchamp, a returning missionary founded the practice in the 1940’s and obtained the current building from the local vet!  A different use of medical caring!  He had worked in China as a Christian missionary, first with his father, Sir Montague Proctor Beauchamp, who was a member of a group of missionaries named The Cambridge Seven.  This group knew that God wanted them to serve him in China and so they all gave up promising careers to do that.  The group included C.T.Studd, the famous English cricketer and they were the religious celebrities of the 19th century.

 Dr. Beauchamp’s father, Sir Montague Proctor Beauchamp had a baronetcy in Langley Park, Norfolk and he died in 1939.  The baronetcy passed over to Dr. Beauchamp as the 3rd son of Montague Proctor Beauchamp as the two elder brothers either deceased him or had no children.  This meant that he inherited, not only the baronetcy, but also an important set of pictures and some Chippendale furniture.  When he was a partner, living in the Chelmsford area at Ulting Hall, the will stipulated that all of these items should be on show and not incarcerated in store.  This meant that he had to have the large Hall to grant the wishes of his father.   Practice meetings at the Hall were greatly appreciated!

 Dr. Sir Ivor had to leave China because of the advance of the Japanese and the bombing of Pearl Harbour during World War 2.  This was when he came to Chelmsford.   All the missionary’s children in China were prisoners in their own school and one of them was Dr. Josephine Houghton who was a GP at Beauchamp house from the 70’s onwards.  Another person in the camp was the Olympic medalist, Eric Liddell of “Chariots of Fire” fame.  We kept the link with China Inland Mission as we were medical advisors for them until 2004

 Other returning missionaries from Rwanda and Israel joined Sir Ivor in the 1942 and a branch surgery was set up, in what was called Market Road at the time.  In 1970, major changes to the layout of the surgery were under taken as well as an extension, which was even larger than the original building.  The branch surgery was then brought to Baddow Road and Dr. Beauchamp, the founder of the surgery, helped in the planning of what was called “The New Jerusalem”!  The design was modern in so far that there were separate consulting rooms and examination rooms and administration space was enlarged and eventually took over the flat, which was above the original building.  When Sir Ivor retired, he then was ordained into the Anglican ministry and became “The Reverend, Doctor, Sir, Ivor Proctor Beauchamp, Bart”.  We only use the name “Beauchamp”!

 The practice has been involved in outside work over the years and the largest of these were the positions in the Essex Police force as Force Medical Officer and Chelmsford Police Surgeon.  We have also been active in The Red Cross, factory inspection and outpatient clinics at the hospital.  In house, we have trained many prospective young G.P.’s which has been a considerable, but worthwhile task.

 

Doctors have come and gone over the years with the number of doctors varying from 4 to 7, plus all the registrars and administrative staff. “The rest is history”

 

The partners who have practised at Beauchamp House Surgery:

Ivor Beauchamp Bart

Norman Green, missionary from Rwanda

Cyril Politeyan from Church mission to the Jews

Robin Catlin secretary of the Methodist Revival Fellowship

Hedley Missen

Roger Hurding

Josephine Houghton, daughter of Stanley Houghton, headmaster of        

                                    the Chefoo school in China.

Arthur Banks missionary from North India

Basil Wright retired missionary from Africa

Rachel Warden retired missionary

Andrew Gibson

Richard (Dick) Taylor

William Storey

Richard (Dick) Davies

Jon Garvey

Simon Schultz

Sally Dilley

Lyn Bulkeley

Peter Wood

Michael Sarjudeen

Ike Adiukwu

Bassey Okon

Hannah Ebdon

Kamayani Singh

Vignes Kumaran

Practice Ethos

We aspire to:

  • Offer a high standard of medical care, which recognizes the importance of physical, psychological and spiritual factors for health and wellbeing.
  • Work in partnership with our patients to provide care which is centred on the needs of each patient.
  • Value and respect each person, regardless of age, sex, race or religion.
  • Use the resources available to us as equitably and effectively as possible.
  • Provide a positive model of General Practice care for those who train and learn with us.

Although all the current Partners are practising Christians, our practice aims are not sectarian. However, we expect all our personnel, medical and non-medical, to maintain our practice ethos.



 
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