Please note that Saturday morning surgeries are restricted to pre-booked GP appointments and pre-booked practice nurse appointments.
This is provided for our patients via the NHS 111 out-of-hours service and is commissioned by NHS England.
It covers the hours when the surgery is closed, i.e. from 6.30pm each evening until 8.00am on weekdays, all bank holidays and weekends (and during all extended hours including Saturday mornings).
Patients should initially telephone 111 to access this service. The professionals at NHS 111 will be able to discuss your medical needs and direct you to the most appropriate provider. Such advice will include all local options including telephone advice, GP visits etc.
Alternatively, if you telephone the surgery you will be given this option and also transferred to this service with just one call although you will be charged at your usual rate for calls handled in this way.
Very limited parking is available at the enclosed side of the surgery only. There are, however, good local parking facilities within Shenfield and we would ask that patients consider using these as an alternative to parking at the Surgery.
PLEASE PARK CONSIDERATELY AT ALL TIMES AND DO NOT PARK IN THE DOCTOR OR STAFF PARKING AREAS. THEY ARE ALWAYS IN REGULAR USE!
We do not accept any responsibility for vehicles in the car park; these are parked entirely at owners' risk. Wheelchair access is via the main entrance. The downstairs patients' toilet has facilities for the disabled and baby-changing facilities.
A lift is available for access to the upstairs consultation rooms.
Dr Athreya will be leaving the Practice on 31st January.
The Partners are well advanced in arrangments to appoint a succesor and expect to be able to make a further announcement shortly.
The Practice is closed for training on the first Tuesday of each month ( except January) from 1.00pm and re-opens the following day at 8.00am.
Patients should call NHS 111 for all Out Of Hours service including GP consultation and visits if required.
'CONTRACEPTIVE PILL CHECKS'
These routine six monthly checks, including issue of the prescription, are now carried out by our Practice Nurses instead of the doctors.
A routine Nurse apppointment should be booked in the usual way.
We expect that this change will make it easier for patients to attend for both early and late appointments thereby improving access for this particular service as well as freeing up some GP appointments/time for more involved problems.
Please note that patients who wish to start taking using this option for contraception or are having any 'problems' wth their existing pill should continue to make a GP appointment in the usual way.
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