Local GPs urge people to get their flu vaccine

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Local GPs are encouraging local people, particularly those in high risk groups, to get their free NHS flu vaccine to help protect them from flu and its potentially serious complications.

Can't make it? Cancel it!

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More than 12,000 GP appointments are wasted every month across Mid and south Essex due to people failing to show up to their surgeries after booking appointments with a GP.

Local NHS physiotherapist features in national campaign

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NHS multi-disciplinary team

Local NHS physiotherapist, Steven Swindell, based at Audley Mills surgery in Rayleigh is featured in a new national NHS campaign that promotes a range of healthcare professionals that are now working at some GP surgeries and in the wider community to help local residents get the right care when they need it.

GP appointments over Christmas and at evenings and weekends

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Recent figures show local residents are accessing more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at more convenient times when they call their local practice. These extended access appointments have proved extremely popular.

Appointments are available from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday and from 9:00am - 3:00pm on the weekends and public holidays.

Paramedics help ensure you get the right care this Winter

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NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are helping local GP practices meet the demand of services to ensure patients get the right care this Winter.

One of the clinical roles introduced in GP practices across Castle Point, Rochford and Southend is that of Paramedic to support GPs to spend more time with patients who need them most – especially when demand is higher in the Winter months.