We shall be CLOSED for the Xmas Bank Holidays from 18:00 on Monday 24th December and re-open at 08:00 on Thursday 27th December 2018. We shall also be CLOSED for the New Year Bank Holiday from 18:00 on Monday 31st December 2018 and re-open at 08:00 on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Repeat prescription requests must be received by midday on Thursday 20th December for collection after 17:00 on Monday 24th December. Remember that your normal pharmacist may also be closed during the holiday periods.
If you need urgent medical treatment during these times of closure then please call NHS111 by dialling 111
Lister Medical Centre is usually open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:00 (closed Mondays 13:00 to 14:00)
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.
It is with some sadness that I write to inform you of my intention to retire from Lister Medical Centre in September of this year.
I have so many happy memories of being a GP here at the practice and having had the privilege to be a doctor to so many of you over the years.
However, I feel it is now the right time for me to step back from my duties to be able to free up some time to enjoy with my family and friends before I get too old to take part!
Thank you for the love and kindness you have shown me during my 12 years here. I am very grateful to have been able to work with some wonderful people and meet our amazing patients. I will miss you.
With kindest regards
Dr Kate Tully
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 Friday||13:00 to 14:00|
|Monday to Friday||17:00 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 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 HCT@pah.nhs.uk
- Screening Midwives 01279 444 455 ext 2441
Frontline 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
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 https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/sdm/ 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
We 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 please go to http://stellarhealthcare.net/our-services/evening-and-weekend-gp-service or ask our receptionists.
Travel Clinics will now be held all day on Wednesdays which will be the only time when patients can have vaccines administered for travel.
Please ensure that your pre-travel questionnaire is completed and handed into reception at least 6 weeks before your travel date.
We have been reviewing how we can improve the quality of care to all of our patients, particularly to those with chronic health conditions like Diabetes, Heart and Lung conditions. When you receive letters inviting you for annual checks, please read the letter carefully and follow the instructions.
This process is new to all staff and our management team would value your feedback on the user experience.
We 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.
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.