Welcome to the Danbury Medical Centre website
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Limited car parking is available for patients visiting the surgery. A bay is allocated for disabled drivers and two bays allocated for doctors on-call. Please respect the use of these.
Patient services are provided at ground level. If you need assistance, please speak to the receptionist. If you wish to view the new Danbury Medical Centre plans they are now uploaded to this website under "Further Information".
DANBURY MEDICAL CENTRE & MOUNTBATTEN HOUSE PRACTICE MERGER
Danbury Medical Centre will be merging with Mountbatten House Surgery with effect from 1st April 2015. Both Practices will continue to operate from their present premises and retain their individual identities.
Patients can be assured that there will be no reduction in the availability of appointments with our current Doctors and Nurses; making appointments will continue in the same fashion.
The new Partnership view the merger as an exciting opportunity for a larger single organisation to expand and extend the range of services that we can offer our patients.
We are confident of the benefits this will bring to our Practice populations in the future.
The new medical Partnership will be called Beacon Health with sites at Danbury Medical Centre and Mountbatten House.
We will of course provide up to date information in due course.
TO VIEW OUR NEW PATIENT NEWSLETTER "PRACTICE INSIGHT" PLEASE CLICK HERE Practice Insight Feb 15 copy.pdf
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WALK-IN CENTRE CLOSURE
The walk-in service on the Springfield Sainsbury’s site in Chelmsford will be closing on 31st March.
Please remember this will not affect the GP Practice on site. The GP practice will remain open as usual offering its registered patients a primary care health service from 8am to 8pm Monday-Friday and for a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday.
You can access local health care services by booking an appointment with your GP. If the surgery is closed you can arrange to see a local out of hours GP by calling NHS 111.
NHS 111 is staffed by a team of fully trained advisors, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms, provide healthcare advice and/or direct you to a local health service that can help you best.
You can also visit your local pharmacy. Your pharmacist will be able to offer advice on prescription medications, as well as a range of common problems, including colds, women’s health, skin conditions, allergies and aches and pains.
Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where you are able to discuss issues without being overheard by other members of the public. To find your nearest pharmacy visit www.nhs.uk.
Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only.
Feeling depressed or anxious?
Patients can self refer for counselling and other therapies:
The CQC published their first report into the Surgery's performance in November 2014. It shows how we compare to the national average in a range of areas and highlights where we need to improve our performance. We are pleased to note that we have just one elevated risk and are classed as Band 5 (Band 1 representing the highest priority for inspection). This is particularly pleasing as the Practice has a significantly higher than average over 65 patient list and therefore a higher than average chronic disease register. The elevated risk is the criterion within last year's Quality & Outcomes Framework stating that all patients should have a urine ACR. The Practice regularly assesses urine micro albumin in all diabetic patients. We did not conclude all patients with diabetes required a urine ACR and this was borne out as the criterion for this test has been fully removed from this years Quality & Outcomes Framework from April 2014 onwards. To see the report, click here CQC Intelligence Report
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING SERVICE (EPS)
On Wednesday 26th November the Clinical Commissioning Group turned on the above facility to Electronically send prescriptions to your nominated pharmacy.
For our NON-DISPENSING patients can you please see a member of the Dispensary team who will be happy to advise you on the new process.
DISPENSING patients have not been affected by this change.
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?
Please feel free to offer us your opinion of how you think we measure up against these questions by clicking on the "take our patient survey" link at the bottom of this page.
THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR PRACTICE SURVEY REPORT 2014 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THIS WEBSITE
DANBURY MEDICAL CENTRE - UPDATE
I am sure that residents of Danbury and the surrounding areas are aware that work has finally commenced in respect of our new medical centre. Essential road excavation have now been undertaken and preparatory site works are now in hand.
We would like to thank all our patients who have provided overwhelming support for our new premises. We look forward to providing you all with a wonderful, modern GP medical centre.
We aim to keep our patients up to date with the new development as the scheme progresses. We will be posting up to date photographs on the website along with regular updates.
ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING
DANBURY MEDICAL CENTRE - ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING
This facility is only available to registered patients at
Danbury Medical Centre
To use this facility the patient must first obtain a user name and password from the surgery in order to log in. This must be done in person at the surgery and will only be provided by the receptionist upon production of photo ID by the patient - such as passport, photo driving licence or student card.
(Once you have received your password please allow 24 hours before you can access the system)
Once you have obtained your log in details please click on the link below to be taken into the online booking system.
A significant amount of appointments are now available to book via this system which are not able to be booked by a receptionist, some of these appointments are for the next day or the within the week, with a choice of GP, and can only be accessed online. We are developing this online booking system further and are constantly monitoring the online appointments to ensure that they meet patient demand. We appreciate your understanding whilst we develop this new service.
Please click on the link below to book an appointment or order a repeat prescription at Danbury Medical Centre. This facility is only available to registered patients at the surgery.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS.
CHANGE OF DETAILS.
PLEASE BRING TO THE SURGERY PROOF OF CHANGE OF NAME/ADDRESS.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE A FORM AND YOUR DETAILS WILL THEN BE UPDATED.
TO REGISTER AS A NEW PATIENT.
TO REGISTER AS A NEW PATIENT PLEASE BRING TO THE SURGERY, PROOF OF PHOTO ID - e.g. DRIVING LICENCE, PASSPORT, AND A UTILITY BILL FOR EACH ADULT APPLYING.
PLEASE NOTE TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY, WE ARE UNABLE TO UPDATE OUR RECORDS OR REGISTER YOU AS A NEW PATIENT UNTIL WE RECEIVE THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
(Site updated 24/03/2015)