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Welcome to Blyths Meadow Surgery

Demonstrating your COVID vaccine status:  From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

COVID-19 Vaccine information UPDATED 30.12.2020:

NHS are regularly updating public information about the COVID vaccination programme and you can find this information:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine

This will provide information about the vaccine safety:

  • You will be contacted directly when it's the right time for you to come forward, so please don't contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
  • And of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

The doctors and staff at Blyth’s Meadow Surgery in Braintree are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.


Non Attendance of Appointments

The practice has to deal with missed appointment every week due to patients not giving us notice that they would not be attending. These "did not attends" (DNAs) are a waste of appointments that could be given to other patients. 

Due to the increasing pressures faced by the practice this is not something that we can allow to continue.  We will be monitoring those patients that do not attend on a regular basis. If you miss 3 appointments in a 12 month period, without a valid reason, you may be removed from the practice list and asked to register elsewhere.

For more information click here or the DNA Policy link in the menu to the right. 


New Patient Registrations - we are pleased to confirm that our practice list is now open to new Braintree residents.  Please contact our reception team for further information. 


Friends and Family Test - take the survey now

How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?

Please complete a post card in the surgery or complete our survey online by clicking here or on the Friend and Family Test link to the right.

By completing this survey you will help us learn more about what you think of your experience - what you like and what you think we could improve.

(Site updated 04/06/2021)
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