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.
In line with NHSE guidelines, the practice now operates a telephone triage system for appointments.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO BY A CLINICIAN
Coronovirus Vaccination Programme
The latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme is online on the Essex Covid-19 vaccination website. Local updates can also be found here.
We advise checking there first if you have questions about the safety or effectiveness of COVID vaccines, or your priority to receive the vaccination.
UPDATE - patients in Groups 1-4
As part of a national drive to ensure absolutely everyone is offered the vaccine, people in cohorts 1-4 who have not been vaccinated are now being advised to contact the NHS directly to book a vaccination appointment.
To book an appointment patients should contact the national booking service which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
Surgery vaccination sessions
The surgery is running a vaccination programme. This is being run through the Crouch Vale Medical Centre in South Woodham Ferrers. The timing of the vaccination sessions are dictated by the delivery of the vaccines over which we have no control and little notice. Due to this, all invites are being done over the telephone. All patients are being called in priority order.
We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment when we know the date we will be receiving the supply. Please do not call us.
- We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then (except patients in group 1-4 as advised above).
- Please make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- When you attend please remember to wear your mask and continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.
There are alternative venues where you can get your vaccination. If you receive a letter this will give the details of where these vaccination Hubs are and how to arrange an appointment.
Hub contact tel no: 0333 0153
For information about the vaccine itself please click on the following link Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
Face Mask Exemption
As from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business.
This is in addition to wearing one on Public Transport which has been mandatory for some time now.
If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons, please visit
Government advice regarding face masks
and download an exemption card which is available via a link in Section 3 of the above document for you to show if asked why you are not wearing one.
Please note, it is NOT the responsibility or the role of the Surgery to issue anyone with an exemption letter or certificate. Please visit the website above for more information.
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/.
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 Inadvice 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
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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 25/02/2021)