Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Mount Chambers Surgery92 Coggeshall RoadBraintreeEssex, CM7 9BYTel: 01376 553415
Managed Repeat Prescriptions
Pharmacies are no longer able to order your repeat prescriptions automatically for you. Please click on the prescriptions tab for information on ways to order your repeat prescriptions.
We are now pleased to inform you that we have a Social Prescriber, Renae Powell who has telephone appointments on Friday mornings. Please click on the Social Prescriber link below to find the services that Renae can help you with. If you would like more information or to book an appointment please call Reception on 01376 553415.
Overdue for an Asthma, COPD or Diabetic annual check? Please call reception to book your appointment or book online. Appointments now available.
These are held each Wednesday morning. If you have any questions or anxieties about vaccinating your children, please discuss it with a Nurse or your Doctor.
We offer a travel health service. Please contact the surgery for all Immunisation advice.
Regular developmental checks for the under fives are carried out by Dr Merritt on a Wednesday morning.
Cervical smears are offered to all women who are sexually active and are carried out by the doctors or nurse. When you receive notification from us that your smear is due, please ring and make an appointment with the Nurse. Please tell the receptionist that you wish to make an appointment for a smear test. Most women who have had hysterectomies do not require a smear - please discuss with your doctor. You will be notified of the result of your smear which can take up to 8 weeks. When you receive the result, you may be asked to see the doctor. This is usually nothing to worry about and is usually just to discuss minor changes on your smear.
We advise all women who are sexually active to have a smear. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment or book via online access.
For flexibility we prefer to carry out family planning during normal surgery times and any of the doctors will be happy to discuss the different types of contraception with you. We run a clinic two mornings per month by appointment for coils and implants. Please telephone for the next available clinic date.
We aim to see all our asthmatic and COPD patients once a year. If you are asthmatic or have COPD and think you may be due for an annual review please ring and speak to Reception to make an appointment. If you have had an invitation letter to attend an Asthma or COPD review you can also book these appointments online.
We hold a Diabetic Clinic each Monday afternoon and this is run by our Specialist Diabetic Nurse. By seeing our diabetic patients regularly, we aim to improve their control and reduce complications that diabetics can develop in later life. If you are diabetic and have not been seen at the clinic, please ring and speak to Reception to make an appointment. If you have had an invitation letter to attend a Diabetic appointment you can also book these appointments online.
If you are aged 40-74 and have not been diagnosed with Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease or had a stroke you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. If you are aged 75-84 you may be eligible for a free NHS Senior Health Check every 2 years. Please ring to check if you are eligible and to make an appointment.
You are able to self refer to St. Michaels Hospital Braintree.
All of the doctors undertake minor surgery, by appointment only. Problems suitable for minor surgery include the removal of cysts, moles and other small growths.
Under SSP regulations you can certify yourself sick for the first 7 days of illness without seeing a doctor, by using form SC2 available to print above. Some employers may, however, insist on a private certificate. As these are outside the NHS terms and conditions of service, the practice has a policy not to issue these.
If you require a special examination or report for insurance, employment or other reason, these are done by special arrangement with your doctor and should be arranged by contacting reception. Fees charged are at the rates recommended by the British Medical Association and VAT will be payable on some reports.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire (link at bottom of this page or available from reception) at least 12 weeks before travel. An appointment with the practice nurse will be needed to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 12 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
The Travel Health Questionnaire must be completed at least 12 weeks before travel. If you departure date is less than 12 weeks we will not be able to complete the assessment and you will need to attend a Private Travel Clinic (details are available from reception).
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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