Dr Sims & Partners
Dipple Medical Centre East and West Wings
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Welcome to our practice website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one of problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to health care provision.
From the 1st of April our salaried GP's Dr Haque and Dr Busi are joining the partnership with Dr Sims and Dr Behn. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them both to the team.
We would also like to advise that as if the 1st April 2019 we will be taking over Malling Health. This practice will be known as Dr Sims and Partners, East Wing.
West Wing will remain the same and the merger will not affect our existing patients who will continue as normal to access services at the West Wing.
This is an exciting opportunity for all of us.
BB Healthcare Solutions
We are part of BB HealthCare Solutions who operate HUB clinics outside of surgery hours and during Public Bank holidays.
The HUB clinics are open Weekday Evenings 18:30 - 20:00, Saturdays 08:00 - 18:00, Sundays and public Holidays 09:00 - 14:00.
Patients can attend one of the operating HUB clinics during the above hours by calling the surgery number where you will be directed through to the HUB.
In line with the current guidelines we have allocated every patients with a named GP. This does not change your registration and you are still able to see any GP of your choice when booking an appointment.
Consult Your GP Online
The service offers patients the chance to consult their GP online. It involves you finding your current health condition on the symptom checker and then completing a simple online questionnaire. The practice will then get back to you at the end of the next working day with GP feedback and treatment options.
To use this service simply access it by clicking on the blue and green "beat the queue" banner at the bottom of this page.
This is a pilot project that the practice is trialling. We are hoping it will save on appointments and be of benefit to our patients. Any feedback regarding the service will be most welcome.
Patient Participation Group
We are part of the Dipple PPG - Patient Participation Group - which incorporates all the practices at the Dipple Medical Centre. This group is also supported by the Heart of Pitsea. Greater patient involvement in personal healthcare needs and also in the development of local and national healthcare provision is an important part of the future development of effective healthcare services. Patient participation should be seen as a very positive process but requires enthusiasm and commitment in order to achieve all the potential benefits.
If anyone would be interested in attending the bi-monthly meetings please contact the surgery.
Friends and Family
We would like to offer our patients the chance to complete the Friends and Family test. This is a short survey based on whether you would recommend us to your friends and family. You are also invited to leave a comment letting us know the reason behind your decision.
The results of this survey are collated monthly and sent to NHS England. It is hoped the results will be used to help us improve or enhance our service to you.
Cards are available at the reception desk for you to complete or there is a link on the far right of this website under "quick links" for you to complete the survey on line.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the Friends and Family test.
As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.
Registering is easy with online forms also available and appointment slots to suit most patients’ timetables. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.
(Site updated 25/04/2019)