Our specialist clinics are mostly run by our own nurses who have specific and ongoing training in that particular area.
GP consultations are provided in normal surgery time. Care is shared with our attached midwives and with the ante-natal unit at the local hospital.
Run on weekly basis, this clinic is attended by our attached midwives.
Our asthma and COPD clinics are open to those on the relevant disease register, and are run by Pauline Filby. They offer regular and thorough assessment of the condition and medication, including spirometry where necessary.
These should be booked in the nurse Family Planning Clinic in preference to using doctor's appointments.
These are multidisciplinary involving doctors, nurses and health visitors.
Our nurse-led clinic is run by Helen Wallis, and she can advise on all available methods. You should normally book into the clinic, therefore, rather than with a GP for contraceptive services. We also provide a service for the fitting and removal of both intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants.
Helen Wallis (Practice nurse) runs this clinic for those on our CHD register. It monitors all aspects of the condition from lifestyle through to medication, in liaison with the GP where necessary.
This is run by Tania Smith for patients on our diabetic register. It provides regular monitoring of all aspects of diabetic care, in cooperation with the GPs and the hospital clinics.
Helen Wallis runs this clinic to monitor patients on our hypertension register.
A smoking cessation clinic, organised by the PCT and run by Pauline Filby, is available to provide support and advice. This offers the facility for NHS prescription of smoking cessation aids. You can either go on the waiting list to be seen in the surgery, or be fast-tracked to a clinic within Chelmsford.
Please note that Beauchamp House now offers only a limited travel service.
The Vaccinations which are available at this surgery are
Diphtheria Tetanus and polio combined
1. The vaccinations will only be administered when you bring written proof from your travel health provider that you will need these for your trip (See links below). Please bring any records of previous vaccinations.
2. You should make the initial appointment at least 4 weeks prior to travel to begin your vaccinations with the nurse.
Prescriptions for Malaria and any other drugs that you only need because you are travelling eg antibiotics will be written on a private prescription for which there will be a charge of £15.
For all other requirements and for those travelling at last minute you will need to attend a private travel clinic.
MASTA Tel: 08706 062 782 http://www.masta-travel-health.com/
Fit For Travel www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
National Travel Health Network and centre http://www.nathnac.org/
British Airways Travel Clinics. The Surgery, Mount Avenue, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 2NL. 01277200169. Private Clinics · Brentwood Essex
Springfield Medical Centre, Lawn Lane, CM1 7GU 01245 234000
The Chelmsford, Fenton House, 85-89 New London Road, CM2 0PP 01245 253760
Please telephone between 2.00 & 6.15pm for the results of blood tests, x-rays etc.
Most blood tests are available within 48 hours after blood is taken.
Plain X-rays reports are usually available after 72 hours.
Results such as urine, stool or swab cultures are also usually available after 72 hours.
In all cases certain tests may take much longer, for example if the hospital has to send them away for processing.
Tests ordered by hospital clinics are not usually sent to us - if in doubt you should contact the hospital.
We do not usually contact patients about results: there are just too many coming into the surgery. It is your responsibility to ensure your results are satisfactory.
Unfortunately the NHS does not cover these services and a fee will be charged, likewise, we will charge a fee for private certificates. Fee levels are displayed below. Forms of such a nature will usually be ready for collection 7 working days after receipt although we recommend you contact the surgery to ensure your form has been completed. A 50% payment in advance is required for all medical examinations, failure to cancel these appointments within 12 hours will result in you losing your deposit.
* Fees charged vary if report is more detailed than usual. For further information regarding any of the above charges please ask at the Reception Desk.
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Due to a nationwide shortage, the typhoid vaccine will not be available till the end of 2014.
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