We have put the following measures in place in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safer environment for patients and staff.
1 Attend the surgery only when you have been told to, ie for an appointment, to collect sample bottles or other information. The majority of information can be emailed or posted to you.
2 Repeat prescriptions can be requested online (contact Reception to be set up for this). Alternatively order through your regular pharmacy or drop your written request through our letterbox. Please note you will no longer be able to write your request at the surgery.
3 Appointments must be requested via the online triage tool (eConsult) or by telephone if urgent. Please do not come to the surgery in person to book an appointment.
Urgent requests: Everything else:
4 All appointments will be by telephone unless you are told otherwise.
5 If you are asked to come to the surgery for an appointment please wait in your car until your appointment time. This is to limit the number of people in the waiting room at any one time.
6 Do not bring friends or other family members with you unless essential, ie to accompany children or elderly etc.
7 Consultations are limited to 10 minutes to help minimise exposure time to patients and clinicians.
8 Please wear a mask or face covering whenever you enter the building.
9 We will be operating a one way system within the surgery. Please enter through the usual main entrance, you will be guided to the appropriate exit.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during these challenging times.
WE ARE OPEN
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8am-6.30pm (Doors are locked 12pm- 2pm & 6pm - 6.30pm)
Important: COVID-19 Vaccination Status & NHS App
As of Monday 17th May 2021, an updated version of the NHS App will go live.
The updated version will contain a separate feature to show individuals COVID-19 vaccination records. Please note, this feature will not be controlled by the individuals practice. Effectively, this turns the App into a vaccine passport.
Please see the following link from GOV.UK which may help to explain how to access your COVID-19 Vaccination Status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
As our telephone lines remain extremely busy, please email any COVID19 vaccination queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience
Please see the dedicated COVID-19 page for all Coronavirus related updates.
Below is a short promotional video that may help you to think about new ways to access the Surgery -
Welcome to Chafford Hundred Medical Centre
At Chafford Hundred Medical Centre in Essex the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
This practice has been established for over 90 years and until July 1999 general medical services were provided at three sites in Grays, Purfleet and Chafford Hundred. It was at that time that the practice closed its surgery at Grays and moved into a purpose-built site in Chafford Hundred. In March 2003 an opportunity arose to relocate from Purfleet and this allowed us to concentrate all services from one development.
Appointments at other locations
Extra GP and Nurse appointments are available at a number of Hubs within Thurrock. Hubs are open 7pm-9pm every weekday and 9am-12pm at weekends. Appointments are for routine and urgent matters and are booked by contacting this surgery during normal hours or via NHS 111 outside of our normal hours.
Please note there is no longer a GP Service at Orsett Minor Injuries unit.
Online Appointments Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering
You can now have access to our appointments system online. This Patient Online system requires you to have a user name and password in order to log on. To find out more and obtain a user name and password please speak to a member of the Reception Team. The service is not available for children under the age of 16.
By using this system you will be able to book a sameday telephone appointment with a GP. You will also have access to the Repeat Prescription ordering facility. This facility allows you to choose the medication from your medical record (repeat medication screen only) rather than you having to type into the current form on the website or an email. You will be able to see a list of your medications with dates when they were last issued to you. Utilising this service will enable you to access both appointments and prescriptions 24 hours a day.
The service also allows you to view your Summary Medical Record which contains details of your medication, allergies and sensitivities. If you already have access to online booking and ordering prescriptions you will need to reapply in order to see your Summary Medical Record.
The NHS Friends & Family Test
Latest Results: Of those patients surveyed during October 2020, 94% are likely or extremely likely to recommend this Practice to friends and family.
(Site updated 15/06/2021)