Longfield Medical Centre

Staff Training Half Day Closures

Please note that on the following dates the surgery will be closed from 12.00pm for staff training. If medical assistance is required during these periods, please contact NHS 111, or in an emergency please call 999.

  • Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023
  • Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Tuesday 20th June 2023
  • Thursday 20th July 2023
  • Wednesday 20th September 2023
  • Thursday 19th October 2023
  • Tuesday 21st November 2023
  • Wednesday 13th December 2023
  • Tuesday 27th February 2024
  • Thursday 21st March 2024

Healthier Together – A Community Initiative

 

The healthier together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered.  The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals - which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Please click on following link for further information

Home :: Healthier Together (what0-18.nhs.uk)

Out-of-hours GP Services are changing

Practices in Basildon and Brentwood, Mid Essex, and South East Essex:

We want to provide the right services at a time which is convenient for you. We’ve listened to feedback from people in our local area, and we are making changes to our out-of-hours appointments to deliver better services for you.

The new way of delivering out-of-hours appointments will give you:

  • Access to more healthcare professionals. This new service will be delivered by professionals including GPs, nurses.
  • More choice about the type of appointment you want. These include a mixture of in-person face-to-face appointments, and remote appointments like telephone, video, or online appointments.
  • Make it more convenient for you to travel to out-of-hours appointments. These appointments are being planned and delivered locally, so it is likely they will available closer to your home.

From Saturday 1 October 2022, out-of-hours appointments will be available from 6.30pm to 8pm on weekdays, and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Out-of-hours appointments were previously planned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on behalf of many GP practices in a bigger area. From Saturday 1 October 2022, this is now being planned and delivered locally by Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

We are working together with other GP practices in our local area as part of the Phoenix PCN Primary Care Network. You can find out more about Phoenix West PCN Primary Care Network on our PCN website at https://www.phoenixpcn.nhs.uk/

An out-of-hours appointment might not be at your regular GP surgery. When you book an appointment, you will be told where the appointment will be.

These appointments will not be available as walk-in appointments. You will need to book them in advance

To book an out-of-hours appointment, you should contact your regular GP practice in the usual way. They will advise you on the appointments which are available, and which healthcare professional is the right person to help you.

If you need medical help now but it's not an emergency, you can also go to 111 online or call 111.