Covid19 Vaccination Update
The surgery is now inviting eligible people to receive the approved COVID19 vaccination in the first wave.
The vaccine will be available at local hubs and will be on a pre booked appointment basis.
Messages will be sent to people who have been identified as eligible and they will be invited to attend two appointments, exactly 3 weeks apart.
If you have a family member over 80 years old, you can use the telephone number provided to them to book an appointment on their behalf. Telephone lines are open 8am to 6pm, please book as soon as possible.
Home visits and vaccinations in the community will be managed separately.
People who have previously had an allergic reaction to a vaccine are advised not to book at this time.
Vaccine availability is limited during this initial stage and we will be in touch as it rolls out to wider groups.
Stellar Healthcare is arranging the appointments on our behalf so please do not contact the surgery to book your appointments.
We appreciate your patience as we manage the additional demand the vaccination programme presents.
See Coronavirus Vaccination Guide for older adults and Coronavirus Vaccine for more information.
COVID-19 Symptom Checker | NHS advice about coronavirus | COVID-19 Information on gov.uk
Routine childhood vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against harmful childhood diseases. Providing the child and parents are well and not displaying symptoms of coronavirus or other infections, children should have routine childhood immunisations as normal. The practice are taking the appropriate measures to minimise the risks by reducing people coming into the surgery. Please book an appointment if notified. It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child miss a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up
THE SURGERY MAIN DOOR IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN VIEW OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
THE CLINICIAN’S ARE NOW CONTACTING PATIENT’S VIA TELEPHONE TRIAGE
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY
PLEASE RING THE BELL AT THE BACK DOOR IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:
- YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT FOLLOWING TRIAGE
- YOU HAVE A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT
- YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COLLECT SOMETHING FROM THE SURGERY
IF YOU REQUIRE A TELEPHONE TRIAGE APPOINTMENT PLEASE PHONE: 01279 621900
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIME
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Essex will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases if the public follows Public Health England advice.
We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country has moved into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
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vice issued by the Prime Minister is to stay at home for 14 days if one member of the household is affected and if you have either:
- a high temperature (37.8C or above) or
- a new continuous cough Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a 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 seven days Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
If you are not sure what you should do when you are feeling unwell, use the FREE NHS Health Help Now website or app to see available local services, get advice or find the best treatment for your symptoms. Alternatively you can call NHS 111 for urgent health advice 24 hours a day.
Free to use, NHS 111 advisers and clinicians will help you to find the best service for your needs, whether that’s an out-of-hours GP appointment, emergency dentist or even a referral to A&E. It’s really important to use the right NHS service for your specific symptoms or condition and NHS 111 will help you with this.
Your local pharmacist is an expert in medicines and minor illnesses and a great source of trusted advice on a range of health issues. As well as helping you to get the right over the counter medicine to relieve your symptoms, they will also tell you if something needs attention from your practice nurse, GP, dentist, your local minor injuries unit or urgent care centre.
Addison House Surgery and Barbara Castle Health Centre considering merge to create a single patient list. We aim to fully merge the practices by 1st April 2020. Please see FAQ page for further information.
This surgery is closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Extended Hour Appointments and Weekend appointments are still available
To arrange an appointment contact the surgery during normal working hours Monday – Friday
By telephone 8.00am – 6.30pm
In person 8.30am – 6.00pm
for medical emergencies please call 999
Please register for Online service (SystmOnline) towards improved access to the Surgery –
Addison House Surgery Online Services
You will be able to book appointments, view records/results and email your doctors with the online service.
Evening and Weekend GP service
Patients can see a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant for routine appointments in the evenings and over the weekends.
Please ask a receptionist to book an appointment for you at a time that suits your needs.
To find out more go to https://hucweb.co.uk/services/gp-extended-access/
Friends of Addison would like to thank you for your continued support and donations
Protecting your child against flu - Information for the parents of all two and three year old children and those living in areas offering the flu vaccinations to pre and primary school aged children. You will be contacted by your GP or through your child's school about getting your child vaccinated. For more information please visit www.nhs.uk/child-flu
Do you Need Counselling?
Direct self-referral to Talking Therapies is now available via West Essex mind - http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/healthy-minds-west-essex-iapt/
Named Accountable GP
All patients registered at Addison House Surgery are allocated a named accountable GP. For further information, see link below or speak to your GP - Accountable GP
Free NHS Health Check
As part of a National NHS campaign, the Surgery is offering free health checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who do not currently suffer with diabetes, stroke, kidney and heart disease. Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Please contact reception.
Further information is available via leaflets at reception as well as the web link on this page.
Find out how information about you helps us to provide better care by picking up a leaflet in the surgery or visiting
Physiotherapy self referral is now available for certain musculoskeletal problems. Please complete online referral form in link below -
NHS 111 - 24 Hour Non Urgent Health Advice Line