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These are extremely important. Children are recalled by the local Health Authority computer. If it is more than 10 years since you had a tetanus vaccination you can book an appointment with the practice nurses.

The nurses also give advice about travel vaccinations and administer any necessary injections. However, please ensure that you have your travel vaccinations done six weeks prior to your travel; if the practice is unable to accommodate your needs, we will always signpost you to the newest travel clinic.

Patients Over 75
These patients are offered an annual check-up either in surgery or at home, if you are unable to get to the surgery.

Family Planning
A full service is offered to all men and women. Patients may see a doctor of their choice for this or attend a nurse-run clinic.

Cervical Smears
We encourage all eligible women to attend for this test (which can be life-saving). These are carried out by all doctors and our practice nurses.

Chronic Diseases
Clinics are held at the surgery. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

Maternity Care
Our midwives are based at the Health Centre. In conjunction with the GPs they provided antenatal and postnatal care. Urgent messages for the midwives can be left via the hospital on 01279 444455 ex 7103 during office hours, or ask for maternity bleep out of hours
Health visitors are also based at the Centre.

Blood Tests
Early morning blood tests are available at the surgery. Please ring to make an appointment. Alternatively, a full service is available at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Information Leaflets
Some health information leaflets are available from us. Please ask at reception for details.

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. Click here for a leaflet which explains more.

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability

Primary Medical Services
For information on Primary Medical Services provided in Harlow please contact:

West Essex Primary Care and Localities
Building 3 Spencer Close
St. Margaret's Hospital
The Plain
CM16 6TN
Tel: 01992 566135

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