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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closed on Monday 2nd May for the May Day Bank Holiday.  We will re-open as normal on Tuesday 3rd May.  If you require medical assistance whilst we are closed, please call NHS 111.  If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 999. 

CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closed on Thursday 19th May 2022 from 12.30pm for staff training due to an MECCG Shutdown. Please call 111 if you require medical assistance on that afternoon.

Please collect any medication in the morning, Thank you.

The surgery will resume normal service at 8.30am on Friday 20th May 2022

Further shutdown dates:

  • Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • Wednesday 28th September 2022
  • Thursday 20th October 2022
  • Tuesday 29th November 2022
  • Thursday 15th December 2022
  • Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023

Secondary use of GP Data Opt Out

If you wish to opt-out of any potential secondary use of your GP data please download and complete the form we have here Type 1 Opt Out letter

Please note that this is for medical data which may be shared with third parties. Your Summary Care Record will not be affected by this and will still be shared with hospitals and other NHS care providers only, unless you want to opt out from that too. Download that here Summary Care Record Opt In/Opt out

Please send these forms to the surgery by post or by hand or email to freshwell.administration@nhs.net

Collection of GP Data NHS Digital released a statement last month regarding the launch of the new system they will be using to collect GP data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service. The statement highlights that NHS Digital will only share data with organisations who have a legal basis and meet strict criteria to use it for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes. They have also developed a public advice webpage to explain how and why the data is being used.

Latest News

Are you interested in a healthy diet and / or losing weight?

The clinicians here at Freshwell are becoming increasingly excited about the low carbohydrate Mediterranean lifestyle revolution. There is emerging strong scientific evidence for the benefits of this way of eating, which can also be a very effective means of losing weight.

Also, we are hoping to host a course to help people diagnosed with prediabetes in the near future.

Please click the link in the right hand column of the homepage on this website for further details.

CQC Outstanding Rating

We are delighted to announce that following our inspection in May 2016 the practice have received an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission. Please click here to view the report or visit cqc.org.uk. Freshwell Health Centre CQC Report 2016

Self Check-In Screen for Patients

We have installed a new automated check-in screen. This is on the left of the reception area. It is hoped that this will reduce queuing in the reception area. Using the screen is easy and there are clear instructions but if you would rather speak to a receptionist please do so. The reception team will help you if you have any queries.

Attending A&E

If you have an urgent medical problem and you are unsure of the correct course of action to take, PLEASE DO CONTACT US FOR GUIDANCE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.

Community Transport

Is available for anyone living within the Braintree District Council area who is unable to access public transport.  The Council can provide affordable accessible transport to your appointment and home again.  Please visit their website for more information www.braintree.gov.uk/communitytransport, e-mail them on community.transport@braintree.gov.uk or call their friendly Team on 01376 557883.

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