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Welcome to Blackwater Medical Centre

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NOTICE BOARD

We appreciate it’s been a tough year. With the government relaxing the rules, we as a surgery are approaching this with caution.

We will continue to ask for face coverings to be worn and will keep a locked door policy.

This is the only way we can control social distancing in our small surgery to protect our patients as well as our staff.

Please bear with us, we will endeavour to adapt as times change.

Patients have always had access to seeing a GP throughout this pandemic, but most appointments will continue to begin with a telephone call; please continue to telephone the surgery for your appointment

Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We have been asked by NHS England to deliver the COVID 19 mass vaccination programme and this has been effective from 18 December 2020. We are working together with other local GP Practices to provide the vaccines.  To enable everyone to receive a vaccine in a safe and controlled way, a prioritisation list has been established and we, and the Government are working hard to plan the delivery of COVID 19 vaccinations. 

Patients aged 18+ are now eligible for the vaccine. We as a surgery are now unable to book any first vaccination appointments, please book via the NHS booking toll or by telephoning 119.  We are however, contacting patients for their second COVID vaccinations when they are due.

Please note that a booked holiday is not a clinical reason to receive an earlier vaccination. Operationally, second dose vaccinations will not offered earlier than eight weeks except in accordance with the guidance issued by JCVI.   The Practice does not provide 'vaccine certificates' and patients should use the NHS App or 119 for this purpose.

We have received guidance relating to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.  The updated Public Health/NHS England information sheet can be found at the following link:-

 COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting (publishing.service.gov.uk)

 

 

Online Appointments 

Please note this service has currently been suspended due to the current coronavirus pandemic.  

Appointments Requests

Please contact the surgery by telephone to make an appointment.

Please DO NOT send an email or letter requesting an appointment as these requests will not be acted upon. 

Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you are advised to do so by a clinician.  If you do have an appointment at the surgery, we kindly ask that you wear a face mask.  Most appointments will be by telephone or video consultation in the first instance.  Please note all calls may be recorded.

Test Results Bypass Line 

Test results can be obtained Mon-Fri 10.00am-1.00pm, by dialling 01621 493584.  Please do not come into the surgery - all results are to be obtained over the telephone.

Flu Vaccination

Patient's aged 50-64 years (including those becoming 50 by the 31.03.21) are eligible this year for the flu vaccine.  Please phone reception after 10am for an appointment.

  

Our main Practice in Princes Road (Maldon) is located close to the high street and adjacent to the council offices.

The branch surgery is located in Rowan Drive, Heybridge. Appointments for this site can be booked via the main Practice reception team.

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Get Well, Keep Well.

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Access/Parking

Wheelchair access can be made through the front door and the toilets are suitable for disabled patients. Designated parking is available.

The practice has limited parking designated for patients' use whilst attending the surgery. Abuse of this facility causes congestion, which could delay emergency services. Additional parking facilities are at the public car park off Maldon High Street. Parking in the access road to the practice is limited to designated spaces.

(Site updated 19/07/2021)
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