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Coronovirus

If you think there is any possibility that you may have contracted the Coronovirus 

Please do NOT attend the surgery or go to A&E


The official advice is:

Anyone with a continuous cough or fever (over 37.8) must self-issolate for 7 days (this includes children).

If you are WELL you should just stay at home. You do not need to contact the GP, 111 or be tested.

If you are UNWELL you should go to 111 online for advice who will assess and advise you. You must NOT go to the GP surgery.


For general advice please click on the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For more specific information on areas affected by the virus and what to do if you think you may have come into contact with someone who has the virus, please click on the following link:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

If you still require further information then please telephone 111

SPECIAL MEASURES

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 ABSOLUTLY NECESSARY         

Thank you


Wednesday 29th July

On Wednesday 29th July the surgery will be closed from 1.00pm for staff training. Should you need to speak to someone in an emergency please phone either 999 (if life threatening) or 111


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.


Medical certificates

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.


Hospital referrals

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

Opening Hours

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

Repeat Prescriptions

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'.

Extended Access

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.

NHS Extended Hours

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