Practice News - New Partnership
It is with great pleasure that I wish to inform you that I have now two new Partners joining me at Wyncroft Surgery as from 23rd November 2020. They are Dr Maya Mistry and Dr Smitesh Patel who are currently partners in Greenwood Surgery in South Woodham Ferrers and are our Primary Care Network Clinical Directors. They bring a wealth of experience and clinical expertise to Wyncroft Surgery and we are looking forward to working with them.
Dr N Sai Sankar - Retirement
With this wonderful news of the new Partners at Wyncroft this now allows me to retire from the surgery and I will be retiring on Thursday 31st December 2020. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the patients and staff at the surgery; it has been an honour and pleasure to work with you all over the many years. I plan to take things a little easier now and concentrate on my treatment and recovery.
I wish you all the very best for the future and truly hope that 2021 will be a better year for us all.
Best Wishes and wishing you all a very Happy Christmas
Dr N Sai Sankar
Practice Shutdown- Wednesday 16th December 2020
We are closed on Wednesday 16th December 2020 from 12 noon until we reopen at 8.00am the following day, Thursday 17th December 2020.
This period will be used for staff training and to offer flu clinics only. Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have a booked flu appointment.
IC24 will be providing out of hours clinical support and you should call 111 if you require clinical assistance during this period.
We have received a further supply of 200 doses of flu vaccines for the over 65 year olds from the government. Please call the surgery and book your appointment.
Children's flu vaccines for 2 to 3 year olds only- we have received a delivery of child vaccines, please contact the surgery to book an appointment for your child.
At Risk Groups - under 64 year olds , we have received a delivery on 23rd October, please call the surgery to book an appointment.
Please note that people in the 50 - 64 year old group will not be vaccinated until November and December 2020, providing there is sufficient vaccines and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 - 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
When you attend the surgery you will be asked to wear a face covering / mask. All clinic staff will be wearing PPE.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS NEWS
Please note that due to the current Covid 19 restrictions our medication deliveries are arriving less frequently than usual.
Please give 72 hours notice for your repeat medications (you can use the post box by the front door).
Please collect your medications between 10am to 12 midday and from 3pm onwards only.
THE SURGERY IS OPEN AND THE FRONT DOOR IS CLOSED AT PRESENT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE ARE OPERATING A TELEHONE TRIAGE SERVICE TO OUR PATIENTS BY THE DOCTORS AND OTHER CLINICAL STAFF. THE GP WILL THEN BOOK FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS ONLY IF CLINICAL NECESSARY AND SAFE TO DO SO. WE ARE STILL CARRYING OUT ALL CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS AND SMEARS TAKING, PLEASE CALL TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE.
DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED FOR AN APPOINTMENT BY THE DOCTOR OR NURSE. YOU CAN COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS, PLEASE COME TO THE WINDOW AND RING THE BELL, PLEASE OBSERVE THE 2M SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.
Face Coverings: As from 15th June 2020 we request that all patients attending the surgery for an appointment wear an appropriate face covering. If you do not have a face mask then a scarf or similar will suffice. If you do not have a face covering you may be asked to return home to get one and could need to rebook your appointment.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE DURING THIS TIME? CALL 0330 3337 444 OR ACCESS HELP FROM www.essexcompass.org.uk
EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS
Mid Essex residents who need to see a GP or Nurse on a weekday evening, Saturday or Sunday can now book an appointment by calling 01245 398055. (Phone line open on Saturday and Sunday for patients)
Appointments are available as follows:
- Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm
- Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Consultations will usually take place via telephone or video call. If a face to face appointment is required, it will be at North Chelmsford Health Centre, Sainsbury's, 2 White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 5EF
Practice Shut Down Dates 2020
All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed for staff training from 12.30 to 6.30pm on the dates below.
Tuesday 24th November 2020
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12:00 until 18:30pm and our telephones will be diverted during this time.
For medical advice call 111, For medical emergencies call 999
General Data Protection Regulations
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new legislation which is effective from 25th May 2018.
In order for patients to continue to receive SMS (Text messages) from Wyncroft Surgery, we need your consent.
If you have online access you can do this by logging onto SystmOnline (smart phone apps) and choosing the “Account” option then select change contact details. Scroll down to Telephone Numbers and click “Yes” button to allow messaging.
If you do not have access to Systmone online please contact surgery –
Email the surgery at email@example.com or speak to reception.
If you have an email address registered with the surgery - you will also need to give consent to receive communication.
We need following information when contacting the surgery - Name, Date of birth, Address and telephone number along with your consent to receive the text messages from the surgery.
Please contact us if you need any further information.
Dr N Sai Sankar
Data Protection Officer appointed:
Jane Marley - Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer Essex CCGs
Telephone: 01268 594531
We have updated our Travel Vaccinations Page. Please see further information opposite. The Travel Questionnaire to be completed is available on the website and in the surgery. Please ensure you allow enough time before you travel as vaccines need to be ordered and some are a course which need to be given within a specific timeframe. You should allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks before travelling.
Facilities for the disabled at Bicknacre Surgery; wheel chair ramp and disabled toilet situated off the foyer.
Friends & Family Test
From the 1st December 2014 all GP practices are required to ask patients the Friends & Family test questions that will be monitored by NHS England on a monthly basis. The two questions are as follows:
How likely are you to recommend our GP Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?
If we could change one thing about your care or treatment to improve your experience, what would it be?
All patients will be given a form with these questions to complete whenever you visit the surgery. All forms can be completed anonymously. We would be most grateful if you could please take a few minutes to complete a form and pop it in our Friends & Family Post box.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Named Accountable GP
Named Accountable GP statement has now been uploaded to the website - (Please click on Named Accountable GP in the further information column).
Statement of Intent
The Wyncroft Surgery Statement of Intent has now been uploaded to the website. (Please click on Statement of Intent in the further information column).
Statement of Purpose
The Wyncroft Surgery Statement of Purpose has now been uploaded to the website. (Please click on Statement of Purpose in the further information column).
The practice has now introduced online repeat prescription requests facilities together with online appointment booking. (Please ask for further details to register for this service at reception)
Patients can now book their routine appointments in advance. We also have Book on day and Telephone consultation appointments available.
The recent Patient Survey report has been posted (please click on Survey Report in the further information column).
Bank Holiday Dates 2020
The Practice will be closed on the following Bank Holiday dates:
Early May Bank holiday
Spring Bank holiday
Summer Bank holiday
For medical advice please call 111
For medical emergencies please call 999
(Site updated 06/01/2021)