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Welcome to The Beacon Health Group

The Partnership of Dr McAllister, Dr Plate, Dr Strickland & Dr Dollery

The Beacon Health Group Partnership operates over three sites, Danbury Medical Centre based in Danbury, Mountbatten House Surgery based in North Springfield and Moulsham Lodge Surgery based in central Chelmsford.


We are asking, if possible, that all patients wear a face mask/covering when attending the surgery for an appointment or for any other reason


Pre-book your Flu Vaccine - Over 65's

We are now booking flu appointments for the 19th September and 26th September 2020 for the over 65's.  Please contact reception to book.


Surgery Update

The Beacon Health Group is OPEN and accepting new patients. We have changed the way we are working to allow us to stay operational and effective during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Please be advised our phone lines are very busy at this time due to the lines being used for telephone triage. Please try to use email to contact us where possible. Or alternatively try calling in the afternoon.

Reception - reception.f81100@nhs.net  Prescriptions - f81100.scripts@nhs.net  Secretaries - secretaries.f81100@nhs.net 

We are now beginning to reopen our routine blood test and smear test clinics. Please book online or contact reception to book.

Appointments Danbury and Moulsham Lodge

Please contact the Surgery by telephone to make an appointment.  Do NOT come to the Surgery.  Most appointments will be telephone or video consultations in the first instance.  If you need to be seen you will be invited to attend the Surgery.  

Dispensary (Danbury only) during Covid-19

The Dispensary is OPEN and medication can be collected. Please use card payment only.

The times for collecting medication are:  Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 6.30pm.  

Could we please ask where possible that you allow 72 hours instead of the usual 48 hours for collection of prescriptions and medication.

We are working with volunteers that will be helping to collect medication for patients that are in isolation. We also have a delivery service for Danbury patients, who are over 70 and on managed repeat. Please email the dispensary to request this service. 


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The Beacon Health Group is now using DoctorLink

We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can:

  • Access advice
  • Book appointments

Sign-up is simple and you can create an account here https://app.doctorlink.com/beaconhealthgroup/register

For all urgent appointments, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink.

The symptom assessment will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.

The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.

If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required at your GP practice, an email is automatically sent to the Practice.

You will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker). 

The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.


Practice Shut Down Dates

CCG Shutdown

All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12:30 on the dates below.

Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12:30 until 18:30 and our telephones will be diverted to the care provider during this time.

  • Wednesday 30th September 2020
  • Thursday 29th October 2020
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020
  • Wednesday 16th December 2020
  • Wednesday 24th February 2021
  • Wednesday 31st March 2021

 Bank Holidays

  • Monday 31st August 2020 – Summer Bank Holiday
  • Friday 25th December 2020 – Christmas Day
  • Monday 28th December 2020 – Substitute Boxing Day
  • Friday 1st January 2021 – New Year’s Day

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