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We Will Be Closed...

We will be CLOSED from for Clinical Training from 12:30 on Thursday 22nd February 2018 and reopen at 8am on Friday 23rd February 2018.

In the event of a medical emergency during this time of closure please telephone 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)

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

Dementia Friendly Travel Survey

Essex County Council are looking for your thoughts and comments on your experiences of local travel options - what works well, and what not so well to help you get out and about.

Please complete their survey so they can ensure your views are included. Please note, the survey is only for people living with dementia or caring for those who do.

Don't Bottle It Up

Don't Bottle It Up

Further information may be found here.

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 please go to or ask our receptionists.

Travel Vaccinations

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.

Annual Reviews

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.

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 visit or 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.

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