2019 Flu Vaccination Clinics
The next Flu injection clinics will be held on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October from 8 in the morning until 7 in the evening. They will be held at ‘The Hub’ formerly known as Brimpton Surgery. Flu vaccinations are for eligible patients and carers. More information on eligibility can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
Dementia in the Community Open Afternoon
On Tuesday 12th November at 13.00 we are offering any members of the community the open invitation to attend our ‘Dementia in the community afternoon’. Training and consultation about how you, the community, together with the health centre, can best support friends, family and carers living with dementia. .A presentation will be given by the Alzheimer's Society and will last about one hour. This will be held at Kelvedon surgery. All are very much welcome to attend. From January 2020 we will be running a monthly Dementia Cafe for carers and patients living with Dementia or Alzheimer's
Proud to Provide NHS services to our Local Community
We are aware of problems that patients have experienced since our merger with Brimpton House Surgery on the 10th July 2019. We understand the concerns so we have started publishing this newsletter, firstly to apologise for the issues you have raised, but also to keep you updated on the transformation of NHS services we offer here in Kelvedon and Feering. Please have a read of our KFHC Newsletter for October 2019.
Staff Training Half Day Closures
Please note that on the following dates the surgery will be closed from 12.30 pm for staff training. If medical assistance is required during these periods, please contact NHS 111
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Wednesday 11th March 2020
More appointments for GP services in the evenings, at weekends and bank holidays in your area
From 1 August 2018, your local NHS is introducing a wider range of times when most people living in Braintree Town, Chelmsford, Silver End and parts of the Colne Valley can get appointments at a GP practice.
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce the local roll-out of national plans, called Extended Access, for appointments into the evening, at weekends and at bank holidays. Extended Access will allow people who might not be able to get to their GP surgery during normal ‘working hours’ to see nurse practitioners, GPs and healthcare assistants at other times.
The CCG has been working with GPs at Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery in Halstead and North Chelmsford Health Centre in Springfield, Chelmsford, to introduce appointments between at those two locations to patients registered at most practices in Braintree, Chelmsford, and the Colne Valley area from 1 August.
This is the start of a phased launch, with other parts of mid Essex getting Extended Access appointments in the autumn. Due to IT systems that differ from those at the Extended Access centres, people registered at Blandford House in Braintree or, in the Colne Valley, Brimpton House, Hilton House, the Castle Surgery or Coggeshall Surgery will not be able to book Extended Access appointments until 1 October.
From that date, appointments will also be available from two further hubs – Longfield Medical Centre in Maldon and another in the Braintree area currently being finalised. There should be no impact on appointments for patients registered at the practices offering Extended Access appointments due to the planning and extra resourcing for the project.
People wanting an Extended Access appointment book it through their own practice as they would any other appointment. Please note, these are not walk-in appointments – all appointments should be booked in advance, either online or through a person’s own GP practice. Appointment will be with the most appropriate clinician for their condition, which may be a nurse practitioner, paramedic, GP or other healthcare professional and may not be at your usual surgery
Dr Hilary Ramsay (f) holds surgeries on Four days of each week Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday
Lesley Hicks (f) Advanced Nurse Practitioner normal working days are Tuesday & Thursday of each week
Patients can see any of the doctors by making an appointment by telephone, online or in person at reception. Home visits are done by the ‘on-call’ doctor for that day.
As well as the usual services of Practice Nurse, District Nurse, Health Visitor and Midwife, we have Phlebotomists to take blood samples.
We aim to provide friendly, 'person-centred' medicine, combining the best of old and new ideas. We wish to provide high quality care for all our patients and pride ourselves on the courtesy and efficiency of our staff.
(Site updated 13/11/2019)