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To All Patients
Dear Patients of Longfield Medical Centre,
As you may now know, my personal circumstances have sadly dictated that I must leave my position as Partner at LMC. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for allowing me the privilege of being your GP and letting me into your lives. Ever since I started my journey with you as a trainee back in 2015, every patient that I've seen has touched my life and helped me to grow as a GP I will miss Longfield very much and without a doubt, this has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever faced.
I am eternally grateful to all of the staff and patients for their part in my journey and would like to wish the remaining partners the very best going forwards.
Dr Emma Stephens
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 .
Social Prescribing Clinic.
Social prescribing is a new way to help people improve their social, emotional and physical health by connecting them to activities and voluntary groups in their local community. You can be helped to access support which will assist you in developing personal goals focused on what matters to you.
We are pleased to welcome Frank our 'Social Prescriber' to help patients make changes to improve their social, physical and mental wellbeing by linking them with appropriate, non-medical support and guidance such as:-
- Healthy Living
- Weight management
- Lifestyle advice
- Supporting independence
- Mobility and equipment
- Looking after someone
- Home adaptations
- Money worries
- Social inclusion
Frank is available at Longfield Medical centre on Fridays so please contact reception to book 01621 876433. Or alternatively visit www.connectwellessex.org.uk.
To phone -please call 0300 303 9988 between Monday and Friday 8am – 7pm.
Car Park Management Service
The car park is now managed by Creative Car Park Management Service at all times (including weekends/bank holidays).
Patients visiting the surgery/pharmacy will must register their car registration plate EVERY time when attending.
There is a time allowance of 90 minutes maximum to park for your appointment/visit.
Please be aware anytime exceeding the above times will be liable to a fine of £100.
Aged 18 or 19? Get your Men ACWY Vaccination FREE
Men ACWY Leaflet
Do you wish to have help managing your weight?
NHS ACE are actively increasing the capacity of their highly acclaimed ’My Weight Matters' NHS community weight management programme so more patients can access the programme and attempt weight loss.
ACE are delighted to announce that they have already trained some new delivery partners in Mid Essex including Braintree District Council, Maldon District Council, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre,the Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre, Riverside Ice & Leisure and the Dovedale Sports Centre who are also offering participants discount on facilities to encourage increased levels of physical activity.
If you are interested please click on the below link
Community Weight Management Programme Leaflet