Dr Sims & Partners
Dipple Medical Centre East and West Wings
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OUR FLU CLINICS ARE UP AND RUNNING. WE ARE VACCINATING OUR OVER 65s AND OUR AT RISK PATIENTS FIRST BEFORE WE VACCINATE THE 50-64 PATIENTS (AS RECOMMENDED THIS YEAR BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH) WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL INFORMED AS TO WHEN WE ARE GOING TO START BOOKING THESE CLINICS.
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.
PLEASE BE AWARE DURING COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY REQUESTING THAT PATIENTS DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE. IF YOU NEED TO CONSULT WITH A GP OR NURSE PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY NUMBER AND WE WILL ARRANGE FOR YOU TO SPEAK TO A GP OR PRESCRIBING NURSE. IF YOU ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE CLINICIAN WILL INSTRUCT YOU HOW TO DO THIS SAFELY. WE ASK THAT ALL PATIENTS ATTENDING THE PRACTICE WEAR A MASK OR SOME OTHER FORM OF FACE COVERING.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ASKING PATIENTS TO ATTEND FOR URGENT/INR OR DIABETIC BLOOD TESTS, BABY IMMUNISATIONS, WOUND DRESSINGS, DEPO AND B12 INJECTIONS (PLUS ANY OTHER INJECTIONS DEEMED NECESSARY) WE ARE NOW ALSO DOING ROUTINE SMEARS AND COIL/IMPLANT REMOVALS AND INSERTIONS. OTHER APPOINTMENT TYPES OR PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRE ATTENDANCE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRACTICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING
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. If you wish to know who your named GP is please ask at reception.
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 06/11/2020)