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Surgery Closures...

We shall be CLOSED for clinical training from 12:30 on Tuesday 17th September 2019 and will reopen at 8:00 on Wednesday 18th September 2019

If you need urgent medical treatment during this time of closure then please call NHS111 by dialing 111

Lister Medical Centre is usually open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:00 (closed Mondays 13:00 to 14:00)

Flu Vaccinations

As your GP practice, we are able offer the flu vaccination to our patients who are eligible.  If you are 65 or over, have a chronic condition or are pregnant or a carer (the ‘at risk groups’), please contact the practice to book your flu vaccination appointment.


We are running a Flu Saturday clinic on Saturday, 14th September from 8am-11am.  You can book appointments online, over the phone or by coming in to reception.  If you have any questions, please ask one of our reception team or one of our clinical staff who would be happy to help.


For more NHS guidance on the Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme please visit:


Harlow Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2019

If you are interested in an apprenticeship in Primary Care then we shall be attending this event on the 13th September.

Harlow Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2019

Try the new NHS AppNHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to

Care Navigator Partnership

Patients over the age of 16 years can now access a care navigation service. This free service is delivered in partnership by Community Agents Essex, Age UK Essex and the Provide Essex Lifestyle Service. If you are struggling with a non-clinical issue and it is impacting on your health and wellbeing - you can self refer to the service.

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Notification For New Patients

Please note that our Registration times have changed.

If you wish to register with the Practice, please come at the following times:

Tuesday to Friday13:00 to 14:00
Monday to Friday17:00 to 18:00

Have you just found out that you’re pregnant?

You can now book your pregnancy directly with the Midwife as you no longer need to see the GP.

Please call: 01279 827 817 from 8:30am to 9:30am and from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Antenatal Screening

Antenatal screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia aims to offer informed reproductive choice by identifying parents who are genetic carriers and at risk of having a baby that inherits the condition. The standard recommendation is that the sickle cell and thalassaemia screening test should be done between 8-10 weeks. Early screening is critical to this choice, including the option to terminate pregnancy in the first trimester. All screening tests and decision making should be completed by 12-16 weeks of gestation.

Women are advised to contact their midwives as soon as possible to arrange for their booking bloods to be done or self-refer for screening to:

  • Maternity Helpline 01279 827 286
  • Harlow Team Midwives
  • Screening Midwives 01279 444 455 ext 2441

Harlow Frontline

FrontlineFrontline is a community project that helps the public and frontline workers;

  • Quickly find details on local health and wellbeing services;
  • Contact services through call-back and referral options

Frontline Leaflet

Health Help Now

Health Help Now

Further information may be found here.

My Care Record

My Care Record

Further information may be found here.

Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between a patient and their health professional to reach a healthcare choice together. This conversation needs patients and professionals to understand what is important to the other person when choosing a treatment.

Go to to visit the NHS Shared Decision Making website.

Friends and Family

This is a national initiative allowing you to give your feedback on the service your GP practice provides.

Participation is voluntary and your answers are treated in confidence. Your answers will be used to drive improvements in the service that this practice provides to its patients.

Please click here to take the test.

Evening and Weekend GP Service

Evening and Weekend GP ServiceWe are very pleased to be offering weekend appointments to our patients.

These appointments are available at a local health centre and can be booked through our receptionists.

We are encouraging people to use this service which provides additional appointments to fit in with your busy lifestyles.

Patients can see a GP, healthcare assistant or nurse for routine appointments, health checks and treatments. People with long term health conditions such as asthma and diabetes can also access these appointments.

To find out more about the service, including the treatment centres where you may be seen, please go to

If you have booked an evening or weekend appointment in West Essex via your GP surgery and need to cancel or change it, please ring NHS111 and select option 3.

Online Services

TPP SystmOnlineWe have introduced an online system to enable you to cancel appointments; book appointments with your usual GP; order your repeat prescription; or view a brief summary of your medical record.

Go to this page for details of how to obtain your SystmOnline username and password.

Changes to the way you collect your prescription

The NHS is introducing the Electronic Prescription Service. This could make collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you.

This service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the place you choose to get your medication from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to your GP practice just to collect a prescription — particularly if you have regular prescriptions.

For more information please download our leaflet.

Accountable GP

All patients of Lister Medical Centre, including children, have been allocated a named accountable GP. This is nothing new; we have been doing this for years but we are now required to tell you that we are doing it. Click here to read more about this requirement.

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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