WELCOME TO LITTLE WALTHAM & GREAT NOTLEY SURGERY

Our team aims to provide healthcare with courtesy, care and efficiency, referring you, where necessary, to colleagues in the primary health care team or hospital sector. We also encourage the role you can play in maintaining a good state of health by looking after yourself, by eating and drinking sensibly, taking regular exercise, and stopping smoking if you do smoke.

DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES

Owing to the demand and staff shortages at Great Notley Surgery please collect your prescription between the following hours:

9am-1pm and 3pm-5pm

 

SURGERY UPDATE 17.03.20

We have changed the way we are working during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Appointments

All patients must call if they require an urgent appointment. 

Do NOT come to the surgery.

Most appointments will be telephone consultations in the first instance.  If you need to be seen you will be invited to attend the Surgery.

We will try and manage your condition / needs without you having to come to the surgery. 

Dispensary

Our dispensary policies remain unchanged. Telephone requests for medication are not accepted. We encourage you to download the NHS app, use SystmOne online if you have password access or make a request in writing. We WILL NOT issue more than a months supply of any medications under any circumstances.  Stockpiling of medication is unacceptable.  GPs are working to ensure that repeat medications are up dated without any non-essential delay.

Coronavirus Information For The Public

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IF YOU HAVE

-a cough

-a high temperature

-shortness of breath

If you have please stay indoors and avoid close contact with people.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

The latest information on symptoms of coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on

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

As online appointments are booked without knowledge of the patients symptoms we have taken the advice of Mid Essex CCG to no longer allow online appointment bookings.

 To help prevent the spread please;

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 Thank you for your co-operation. 

Practice Shut Down - Future Dates

All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12.00 noon on the dates below.  Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out-of-hours care for our patients from 12:30 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. 

  • Wednesday 29th April 2020
  • Thursday 21st May 2020
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Wednesday 29th July 2020
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020
  • Thursday 29th October 2020
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020 
  • Wedneday 16th December 2020

Third Party Repeat Request 

We will no longer accept prescription requests from a third party on your behalf i.e from all community and online pharmacies and from appliance contractors. We would like you, the patient or representative, to order your prescription medicines that you need directly from the surgery. This will help to reduce medication waste, stock piling and improve overall patient safety.

PASS IT ON

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