DEAR PATIENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM THE 1ST JULY 2021 BRICKFIELDS SURGERY WILL BE MERGED WITH KINGSWAY SURGERY.

WE WILL BE KNOWN AS KINGSWAY SURGERY FROM THEN ONWARDS.

Due to the merge, we will be issuing two months of repeat medication at the present time to ensure that patients have enough supply of their regular tablets.

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Dear Patients, please do not contact the surgery and ask for a 'fit to fly' letter showing your covid vaccination status as GP's surgeries are not allowed to supply these.

Instead please go to the following gov.uk website where it tells you how to get this information either through the NHS App, through the NHS website or by calling 119:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Thank you

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Brickfields Surgery

Covid Vaccination Queries

Dear Patients please do not telephone the surgery regarding the date for your 2nd covid vaccination.

You will be contacted by us when you are eligible to receive your 2nd dose and an appointment to attend will be booked for you.

If you have had your 1st vaccination elsewhere and this facility is no longer available and you are enquiring if we are able to provide your 2nd vaccination, please contact us by email on the following address:

brickfieldssurgery.reception@nhs.net

And we will endeavour to assist you.

Please do not contact us by telephone as this is causing difficulties for patients needing to contact us when needing medical assistance.

Thank you.

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First Contact Physio

Please contact reception to book an appointment for this service. Please note all first appointments will be by telephone review.

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Brickfields Surgery

News

Dear patients

 if you have been referred to the hospital and you have not heard about an appointment

Please contact the Central Referral Service on:

0300 123 0771

Or

Broomfield Hospital Appointment Line on:

01245 513900

Please do not contact the surgery because we cannot provide you with hospital appointment details

and this blocks the telephone lines for patients who need medical assistance.

Thank you.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DEAR PATIENTS PLEASE NOTE THE PATIENT ENGAEMENT PERIOD REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGE BETWEEN BRICKFIELDS & KINGSWAY SURGERY IS NOW CLOSED & WE ARE WAITING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FROM NHS EMGLAND.

WE WILL OF COURSE KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

KIND REGARDS

JANICE NIGHTINGALE

PRACTICE MANAGER

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PLEASE BE AWARE SCAM ALERT RE Covid Vaccination

A patient received a text from NHSUK-application.com requesting various personal details from the patient for the Covid Vaccination.

They also requested bank details.

The number this came from was 0+44 7385568821.

NHS would never contact a patient requesting this information

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Dear Patients,

Brickfields Surgery remains open and accessible, keeping our community safe during Covid 19 and beyond
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IMPORTANT NEWS FROM CROUCH VALE MEDICAL CENTRE FOR PATIENTS OF BRICKFIELDS AND KINGSWAY SURGERIES

In autumn 2019 Dr Everett, the sole partner at Brickfields Surgery, decided to retire. As Dr Everett had no partner to take on the practice there was a real risk of patients being forced to change to other surgeries who were able to take them, possibly away from South Woodham Ferrers.

To avoid this process called “list dispersal”, NHS England and NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) entered into talks with neighbouring practices.

In November 2019, Kingsway Surgery agreed to take contractual responsibility for the running of Brickfields surgery; with support from NHS England and Mid Essex CCG, this information was publicised on the surgery website and in the local Focus magazine.

NHS England stipulated that the two practices should then endeavour to merge following an interim period of stabilisation that allowed their working practices to align.

The two practices have applied to merge, the start of a process which in any event should have no visible effect for patients at either practice.

We will continue to keep you updated as the merger process develops.

Please CLICK HERE for patient questions & answers

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Dear Patients,

Please note that we are a designated centre for South Woodham and the Dengie to give covid vaccinations.

At the present time we have not been issued with any vaccinations but are hoping to start sometime in January 2021.

 

Please do not contact the surgeries to book an appointment for your vaccinations, we will be contacting pts to book two vaccination appointments as soon as we know when we can start.

 

Thank you for your assistance

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Dear Patients,

Due to the high transmission rates of the COVID variant please only contact the surgeries by telephone & avoid walking in UNLESS you have a pre-booked face to face appointment.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter

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We are pleased to advise that blood tests can now be booked directly for Mid Essex Phlebotomy (Broomfield, St Peter’s, Christchurch & St Michael’s) using this link

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOU ARE COLLECTING ANY DOCUMENTATION FOR YOURSELF YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PHOTO ID.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COLLECT THE DOCUMENTS YOURSELF YOU MUST PHONE AHEAD AND INFORM RECEPTION WHO WILL BE COLLECTING ON YOUR BEHALF AND THEY WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR PHOTO ID.

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RE: GUIDANCE NOTE FOR PATIENTS REQUESTING EXEMPTION LETTERS FOR WEARING FACE MASKS.

Guidance for patients requesting exemption letters

Dear patients please see the above link if you are wanting to request a GP letter to exempt you from wearing face masks, thank you.

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Monday 15th June 2020

Dear patients, please note that from today you will be asked to wear a face covering or mask when you attend the medical centre for any reason for the safety of yourself, our staff & other patients.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

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Dear Patients, thank you for your assistance during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. I am updating you now with the next steps we will be taking as we try to return to the 'new' normal way of working.

We will be having a screen around the reception desk and continue with the safe 2m distancing in the surgery, this will also be extended to outside of the building so you may queue safely or wait in your car.

The main corridor will be one way only which means you will be leaving the building either via the fire exit at the end of the corridor turning right to get to the car park or via the fire exit by the treatment rooms turning right to the car park. For PROVIDE areas upstairs follow the red foot prints to the lift or stairs & if you come into the waiting room to drop something off you will be leaving as now, via the fire exit at the side.

Our staff will still be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & we would urge you to wear a mask if going into an area with other people.

Our appointments will still be a mix of telephone reviews & video calls & we will begin increasing our routine blood test appointments and nursing routine appointments slowly over the coming weeks.

Most importantly, stay alert, stay safe, regular hand washing & hand sanitising & do not attend the surgery if you develop symptoms of new cough, high temp, lost sense of smell or taste, instead ring NHS111.

Thank you & Kind Regards

From All The Staff At Brickfields Surgery

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“This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see:  

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research/general-practice-transparency-notice 

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We are pleased to offer our eligible patients Repeat Dispensing which means that 6 months' worth of repeat prescriptions are sent to the nominated pharmacy in one go. The repeat medication is ready to collect from the nominated pharmacy each month as usual but the need to request the​ repeat medication on a monthly basis is eliminated. 

We will be promoting this service at your annual medication review but please enquire before if this is something that would interest you.

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Please remember that we are doing telephone appointments and only seeing patients face to face when the clinical team members feel it is needed.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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DEAR PATIENTS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONLINE APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM AT THE PRESENT TIME DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

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The Doctors and Staff at Brickfields Surgery in South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

Statement of Purpose

We aim to provide effective and compassinate healthcare to the population we serve.

we aspire:

To offer a high standard of medical care, which recognises the importance of physical, psychological, social factors for health and wellbeing.

To work in partnership with our patients to provide care which is based around the needs of the patient.

Value and respect each patient, regardless age, sex, race or religion.

Use the resources available to us equitably  and effectively as possible.

Provide a positive model of general practice care for those who train and learn with us.

IMPORTANT Appointment Booking Changes

Brickfields Surgery Welcome & Information Pack

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Our move to the new Crouch Vale Medical Centre went very well and we are now operational here as from 11th November 2019. We have updated our frequently asked questions briefing (see below) and this will be regularly updated. If you would like to be kept updated directly please contact us at brickfieldssurgery@nhs.net or phone 01245 328855.

Site Plan

Newsletter October 2019

Latest Crouch Vale Medical Centre FAQs - Nov 19

Practice Shut Down - Future Dates

All Practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12 noon on the dates below.  Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12 until 18.30 pm, if you call the surgery during these times you will be informed to call 111 for medical assistance.  If you have a medical emergency please call 999.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Thursday 29th July 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021

Thursday 28th October 2021

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March 2022

New Service - Extended Access*** As from 4th May 2019 GP and Nurse appointments will be available in the following locations during the evenings and weekends.

These appointments are offered at:

Blackwater Medical Centre, Maldon Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sundays 8.00am to 1.00pm

North Chelmsford Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am to 2.00 pm 

Douglas Grove Surgery, Witham - Saturday only 8.00 am to 2.00 pm

Greenwood Surgery, South Woodham Ferrers - Saturday only 8.00am to 2.00pm

Mount Chambers Surgery, Braintree CM7 9BY -Sunday 8.00am to 1.00pm

Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Halstead 

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm and Saturdays 8.00am to 1.00pm

Cervical screening appointments are also now available to book at the hubs using Nurse appointments.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member. For more information visit bit.ly/ExtendedAccess

Important Please Read - General Data Protection Regulations

On 25th May 2018, new legislation is coming into force - GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations.

In order for you to continue to receive SMS (text) messages to confirm appointments booking, reminders and other messages related to your health care or the surgery, you do need to give your consent.

If you have online access you can do this by logging onto SystmOnline and choosing the "Account" option then select "Change Contact Details".  Scroll down to Telephone Numbers and click "YES" button to allow SMS messaging.

If you do not have access to SystmOnline please either email the surgery at brickfieldssurgery@nhs.net

Stating your name, date of birth, address, telephone number and that you either give consent to continue to receive SMS messages or call the surgery.

If you have an email registered with the surgery you will also need to give consent to enable emails to be sent to you after 25th May 2018.  Please email the surgery on the email registered with us and state your name, date of birth, address and that you give consent for the surgery to send you emails.

Thank you

The Partners

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018.  

For details on how Brickfields Surgery uses your medical information please click the links below:

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