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17th November 2014

The "EMIS / Patient  Access" on-line service will not be available whilst our computer system is changed over the next few days. We anticipate that the replacement system ("Systmonline") will be running by Thursday 20th November. We will add a link to the new system when the time comes. Your existing username and pin should work on the new system, the function will remain the same but it will look different.

In the meantime if you need to order a repeat prescription then please do so via the icon at the bottom of this home page.

19th September 2014

Due to the changing computer system we are currently only booking appointment up until the end of October.  If you need to book an appointment after this date please speak to our receptionists.  


19th September 2014

We are changing our clinical computer system at the end of October 2014.  Please help us to avoid delays for patients needing repeat medication.  If you are likely to need a repeat prescription before the end of October please order by Tuesday 21st October and if possible allow a full week before collecting your medication. 

The dispensary will be open as normal for collections and urgent prescriptions.


2nd June 2014

Tour de France will be coming to Essex on 7th July 2014. The road outside the surgery will be closed from 7.30am until 4.00pm with no vehicle access but the surgery will remain open. For more information about healthcare on the day please read our information sheet Patient_information.rtf.

18th February 2014

We have now received 250 completed questionnaires and are analysing the results. Thank you to all the patients who completed one. If further copies are received, these will be reviewed by the partners but will not be included in the analysis for 2013-14.

4th February 2014

We are currently distributing our Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire. If you would like to complete a copy please click here. Instructions for returning completed questionnaires are on the back page.

Important Change to Ordering Repeat Medication from 1st March 2014.   Please click here for instructions. 

Welcome to Freshwell Health Centre

Freshwell_PracticeWelcome to the Freshford Practice. We are a six doctor dispensing practice providing medical services to about 6,700 patients living in the mainly rural area surrounded by the conurbations of Braintree, Great Dunmow and Haverhill.

We are based in the Freshwell Health Centre situated in the village of Finchingfield and have had a longstanding close relationship with our local community. We are lucky to be supported by the community through the C.R.E.A.M.E.R. Fund.

This medical practice endeavours to provide the best services to our patients as close to the community as possible.

This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.

The Freshwell Health Centre confidentially records telephone calls for Medico-Legal and Quality Purposes.

17th November 2014 - This service is currently unavailable whilst our computer system is changed. Please use an alternative method to order repeat medication or book an appointment. We hope to have the updated service working by Thursday 20th November.

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