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October 2017

Our children's flu vaccines have now arrived. Children who were 2 or 3 on 31st August 2017 are eligible. Please ring for an appointment if you would like your child vaccinated. Primary school aged children will be vaccinated at school.

We have now installed hearing loops at both the reception and dispensary counters. We would like to thank The CREAMER Fund for financing this important improvement to our practice for patients who are hard of hearing. We have added signs to each counter to help them know where to stand for the best reception. There is also a portable device available for use in the consultation rooms. Please ask at reception if you would like this to be made available when seeing a doctor or nurse. the portable device can be used without a hearing aid if necessary.

September 2017

We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic on Saturday 7th October. Eligible ADULT patients (over 65s, pregnant women, carers, patients with certain chronic diseases, immunosuppressed and obese patients) should phone reception to book. Further information relating to flu vaccinations for children will follow shortly.

August 2017

Our Summer 2017 Newsletter is now on the website and available to download.  Head over to the newsletters page to find what has been happening behind the scenes at Freshwell Health Centre.

4th July 2017

Building works are currently underway at the surgery. Because we are having a new reception counter fitted the main entrance is not in use. Please follow the signs to enter at the rear of the building. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

June 2017

Please note that due to a technical error on the website previous news items have been lost.

Practice Catchment Area

New Patient Registration

If you live in the practice area and you would like to become a patient of the practice, you will need to visit the reception in person to collect a form called a FP1 which you should complete and return to the reception, along with photographic ID for EACH person registering and one proof of address per household.  When registering a child you will need to provide proof of name such as the child's Red Book, Medical Card or new baby NHS number & discharge details. 

Once you have returned the form it will be given to one of the doctors who will sign it agreeing to accept you as a patient. If the doctor refuses to sign the form (The most likely reason for this would be that you do not live in the practice area.) then we will not be able to accept you as a patient of the practice but we will help you with any urgent medical attention you require.

Once you have registered with the practice Essex Contractor Services will be informed and your medical records will be requested from your previous GP. Please note that it may take several weeks for us to receive your old medical records.

Please note that you may see any doctor within the practice not just the doctor you are officially registered with.

Practice Catchment Area



 
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