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Dear Patients,
The surgery doors are now SHUT to protect our staff and patients.
If you have an appointment booked at the surgery you will need to call the mobile telephone number advertised on the surgery door so a member of staff can let you in. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY – IF you have ANY of the following symptoms; sore throat, fever more than 37.8, flu like symptoms – aches and pains, cough with or without shortness of breathing.

All appointments will be telephone triaged first by the GP or Nurse Practitioner and then allocated a face to face appointment if needed from Monday 16th March until further notice


If you still have concerns the call NHS 111








Updated 13/03/2020


To protect patients and staff we will be telephone triaging all patients who have pre booked appointments and who require emergency appointments or home visits.

If the issue cannot be resolved by a clinician on the telephone at first instance, then an appointment (if deemed safe) will be made for you to attend the surgery.


If you are experiencing any degree of 'cold - like symptoms' such as cough, fever, sore throat, sneezing, aches and pains or breathlessness, you must self-isolate for 7 days. If your symptoms worsen please contact NHS 111.

We have unfortunately already experienced patients denying symptoms when triaged and then presenting at the surgery with exactly these symptoms. If this occurs patients will be asked to leave immediately and a letter of warning will be given. We appreciate you may be concerned but it is in everyone's best interest for you to be honest and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Sick Notes

Please be reminded all patients must self-certify for 7 consecutive days.

To reduce the burden on GP's during this difficult time please click the link belowSelf Isolation Letter for employers

This provides a form for employers during self isolation which patients can themselves print and provide to their employer.

All requests for other sick notes where possible should be made via e-mail to reduce the risk of patients attending the practice. You can find the template on this practice website or alternatively please click HERE. Please send this along with your consent and e-mail address so we can send this back to you electronically. Without your consent or e-mail we WILL NOT be able to e-mail the completed sick note back to you. 

Our email is:

We thank you for your co-operation at this time.

We will continue to update this best practice policy as further guidance emerges.


31/10/19 Please find the latest South Woodham Ferrers Newsletter below plus further information on the new bus timetable.

SWF Newsletter October 2019

Public Bus information

New Medical Centre - Frequently Asked Questions

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Site Plan

Chelmsford Local Plan

See PATIENT GROUP in 'Have your Say' for a VERY Important Message

Extended Access

Are You Struggling to Lose Weight

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Wheezing and Breathing Difficulty

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See the page under the appointments heading

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Patient Online

If you are interested in Booking Appointments, Ordering Repeat Prescriptions or viewing your Summary Care Record, please go the heading under the appointments for further details.


Mid Essex IAPT

Are you ... unable to cope ... fed up and tearful ... lonely ... stressed ... unable to sleep ... anxious ...worried all the time

Give the Mid Essex IAPT a ring on 01376 308704 or 10376 308705

Or visit the website:

under "What are you looking for?" click  'Mid Essex Self Referral form'

Click here for leaflet:  Mid Essex IAPT

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Choose well ....

Feeling unwell ?    Not sure what to do ?

When you call NHS 111, highly trained advisors will assess and direct you straight away to the local service that can help you best.

It's free and available 24 hours a day. seven days a week, 365 days a year

Please see the Choose Well page under "Appointments

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