Welcome to Blyths Meadow Surgery
Please see the exciting new service available from your practice on Extended Access for weekday and Saturday surgery appointments, see our news page which will provide you with all the information you need including how to book.
Help ‘Do Your Bit’ by boosting your immunity with a flu vaccine and covid-19 booster
Health leaders warn of a “twindemic” with the risk of both COVID-19 and flu circulating at high levels, potentially at the same time.
Local residents over the age of 50 and at-risk groups are now being urged to get flu vaccines and their autumn COVID-19 boosters.
There are now over 80 places across mid and south Essex that residents can visit to get vaccinated including lots of local pharmacies, dedicated vaccination sites and local GP practices.
The public can book winter vaccinations through their GP practice. Alternative options including walk in clinics and ways to book online are available by visiting https://www.midandsouthessex.ics.nhs.uk/health/winter/vaccination/ or call 119.
Wearing of Face Masks from 27 January 2022: -
The Government has relaxed the rules on wearing of face masks/shields from the above date, however NHS settings including GP surgeries have been advised that all patients visiting the surgery should wear a face mask or shield. We appreciate some of our patients are exempt, however a face shield will not restrict your breathing and allows for you, for the short while you are in the surgery waiting to be seen provide protection for other services users and our own staff whether clinical or non-clinical.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Referral Support Service Contact details & My Planned Care NHS:
If you are calling about your referral to hospital to see a consultant, please call the Referral Support Service on Patient line 0300 123 0771 between 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday. This service is unable to to advise if you have been referred for a scan.
To help you prepare and find support for your upcoming hospital treatment including waiting times:
My Planned Care NHS
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 - our practice registration is now open.
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 16/01/2023)