Please note that as a temporary measure we have turned off the on-line appointment booking facility. This is so all patients can be asked about possible infection before booking an appointment.
The practice is also looking, in line with NHSE guidelines, to move as many appointments as possible to telephone appointments.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS ABSOLUTLY NECESSARY
Patients needing support
If you are 70 or older or have pre-existing health conditions that mean you are eligible for flu jabs then you could be at a higher risk of serious complications from coronavirus. You should follow Government advice and stay at home. Please arrange for family, neighbours and friends or local community groups to deliver the food and medicines you need. If you do not have this support available please register with the Essex Welfare Service at www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk/support-request or call 0300 303 9998.
People unable to work for more than seven days because of #coronavirus can now obtain an isolation note through a new online service. https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/.
Help and Support
For details of local support and help please click on 'COVID 19-local help available' under 'Further Information' to the right of this notice.
Unfortunately, due to the pressure on the hospitals, all routine referrals have been stopped. Please DO NOT contact the surgery to enquire about existing referrals. Patients will be informed directly by the hospital if there are any changes to pre-booked appointments (via phone until April and via letter thereafter).
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
Welcome to the William Fisher Medical Centre Website
This surgery website is used to let patients know all our news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site. We hope you find it useful.
Debbie Morley, Practice Manager
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a variety of ways - Either click on the button below to access the on line system or visit our prescriptions page and use the link under 'ordering a prescription' to order via e mail. Find out more
Like To Register?
Just call into reception and pick up a New Registration pack
Join our Patient Participation Group
If you are already registered with this practice as a patient, why not take a couple of minutes to sign up to join the PPG. Let us keep you informed with what is going on at the surgery. Find out more
Friends and Family Test
Let us know how we are doing. Would you recommend us to your family and friends? Please complete the test now. (see link under 'Have Your Say'). For results look under 'Survey Report'.
Mid Essex residents who need to see a GP or nurse on a weekday evening, Saturday or Sunday can now book an appointment by calling 01245 398055. Appointments are available as follows:
- Monday to Friday, 6.30pm to 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm
and consultations will usually take place via telephone or video call. If a face-to-face appointment is required, it will be at North Chelmsford Health Centre, Sainsbury's, 2 White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 5EF.
(Site updated 15/05/2020)