Longfield Medical Centre has a ZERO tolerance policy. Any adverse behaviour will result in instant removal from the surgery list.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A GP APPOINTMENT OR ATTEND THE GP PRACTICE IF YOU'VE VISITED OR TRAVELLED THROUGH MAINLAND CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAU, MALAYSIA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN OR THAILAND AND HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COUGH, FEVER OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF RETURNING, OR IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COUGH, FEVER OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH AFTER BEING IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS.
PLEASE CALL NHS 111 INSTEAD
Change to On-The-Day appointments from 6th January 2020
Due to increased demands for on the day appointments, the GPs have designed an improved system by which to manage this demand.
From 6.1.2020 you are asked to no longer queue at the desk to book an appointment. On the day appointments will only be bookable online or by telephone which will be triaged by a Doctor. If you need an on the day appointment please telephone reception and expect to be called back by a Doctor during that day.
We thank you for your patience and understanding .
Longfield Medical Centre has changed how the dispensary at our Princes Road building runs. We have converted two rooms to accommodate the change. This change will also support the increased number of appointments we have been offering at our Heybridge branch for patients who prefer to be seen there.
This change supports the wider strategy for healthcare provision in Maldon and has no impact on the work that is currently underway to develop future plans.
Are you 65 years of age or over, the Influenza vaccination season is coming to an end shortly - Have you had your flu vaccination?
LMC patients are encouraged to book their place.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; ‘Every Mind Matters’ encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
The campaign provides useful resources to help you spot the signs of common mental health concerns, offering practical self-care tips and guidance, and explains when to seek further support. There is a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps you build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, improve your sleep and help you feel more in control.
To learn more about how to look after your mental health in Essex and create your own action plan,
The practice will provide patients on the Frailty Register, who have urgent clinical enquiries, with same day telephone consultation and where required follow-up arrangements (e.g. home visits, face-to-face consultation visit by community team etc).
The same day telephone consultation will be with the duty doctor and not necessarily their named GP.
Patients Please Note. The Practice has been notified that the Health & Social Care Information Centre will be extracting care data directly from Patient's General Practice medical records. If you wish to decline this data being extracted from your medical record's please inform our reception.
More information is available at www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Children and Vulnerable Adults
Our Practice is committed to protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults and we will make their welfare our highest priority. Where additional support is necessary this will include working with other agencies. If you have any concerns about a child or Vulnerable adult please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Practice Shut Down - Future Dates
All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12.00 on the dates below.
Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12:00 until 18:30 and our telephones will be diverted to the care provider during this time.
- Wednesday 11th March 2020
- Wednesday 29th April 2020
- Thursday 21st May 2020
- Tuesday 30th June 2020
- Wednesday 29th July 2020
- Wednesday 30th September 2020
- Thursday 29th October 2020
- Tuesday 24th November 2020
- Wednesday 16th December 2020
- Wednesday 24th February 2021
- Wednesday 31st March 2021
- Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday
- Monday 13th April 2020 – Easter Monday
- Friday 8th May 2020 – Early May Bank Holiday
- Monday 25th May 2020 – Spring Bank Holiday
- Monday 31st August 2020 – Summer Bank Holiday
- Friday 25th December 2020 – Christmas Day
- Monday 28th December 2020 – Substitute Boxing Day
- Friday 1st January 2021 – New Year’s Day
(Site updated 16/02/2020)