Welcome to Blackwater Medical Centre
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - 24.03.20
Due to the Coronavirus we are only able to refer patients to hospital if they have life or limb threating condition. Do NOT contact the surgery with the expectation of an onward referral to hospital. Patients will be informed by the hospital if any changes to pre-booked appointments (via phone until April and via letter thereafter). Patients should continue to attend unless told otherwise. Please be advised that your GP surgery is still open for telephone consultation.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in Mid Essex and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
More information can be found on the NHS website here
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - 11/03/2020
TO HELP PREVENT THE RISK OF THE CORONAVIRUS ENTERING THE SURGERY, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT WE WILL NOT BE OPERATING A QUEUING SYSTEM FOR ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ON THE DAY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY.
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 to be seen here can be booked via the main Practice.
We have around 13,323 registered patients.
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.
Please be advised that from the 01st July 2019 we have to provide 25% of our appointments online/patient partner booking. To ensure we fulfil this Government Guideline the receptionists will no longer be booking advance Doctor's appointments. They will be booking Doctor appointments on the day ONLY. Appointment booking for other clinicians and clinics will remain the same and will be booked by the receptionists. Please be advised that the system will only book 4 weeks in advance.
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.
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.
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 25/03/2020)