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Details of primary medical services in the area may be obtained from:

NHS England
Essex Area Team
Swift House
Hedgerows Business Park
Colchester Road

Tel: 01138 249112

Antenatal Clinic

With Midwife, by appointment only. Please register by calling the booking line on 01702 385393 or send an email to

The Midwives hold their local clinics at Hamstel Children and Family Centre which is at the side of Hamstel Infant and Nursery School.

Child Health - Health Visitors

Clinic: Please contact the health visitors team on 01702 220170 to locate your nearest baby clinic.

Child Health Surveillance: examinations are carried out by the practice doctors, by appointment.

Child vaccinations: Byappointment with the practice nurse once you have received an invite for your baby immunisation.

Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations

By appointment at the surgery, variety of days and times available. The childhood vaccinations are given at standard intervals and you can expect your child’s name to be called up on the computer at the right time. It is very important that your child has these vaccinations. There are only a very few reasons for not giving them.

If you are concerned that your child is unwell, please bring them to the surgery so that the nurse or doctor may assess whether or not they should have the vaccination. For more details, click here.

It is important that your children are fully immunised. Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ideal age for which you should have them. The recommended schedule is:-

Babies 2 months

  • 6-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B). This single jab contains vaccines to protect against five separate diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or Meningitis in young children), Hepatitis B.
  • Pneumococcal infection first dose
  • Rotavirus first dose (protects against gastroenteritis
  • Meningitis B first dose

Babies 3 months

  • 6-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B)
  • Rotavirus second dose

Babies 4 months

  • 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib, Hep B)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis B second dose

Babies between 12 and 13 months

  • Hib/Men C booster. Given as a single jab containing Meningitis C, first dose and Hib, fourth dose.
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose
  • Meningitis B third dose

Toddlers 3 years and 4 months, or soon after

  • MMR second jab
  • 4-in-1 pre-school booster (DtaP/IPV). Given as a single jab containing vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio

Teenagers around 12-13 years

  • HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): two jabs given within six months of each other. Given at school or surgery if missed at school

Teenagers around 13-18 years

  • 3-in-1 teenage booster (Td/IPV). Given as a single jab which contains vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and polio given at school. Contact the Community Imms Team if missed at school on 01702 220181.
  • Menc ACWY to be advised

Freshers 18 years going to University (First year)

  • Menc ACWY

Cervical Smears

The practice nurse will take a smear at any clinic. Please ask at reception. Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients are advised to have regular smear tests. These are important because they can detect early signs of the disease, which is easily treated. The smear test is carried out for 25-49 year olds every 3 years and 49-65 year olds every 5 years.

Disease Management: Asthma/COPD, BP, Diabetic and CHD Clinics

We offer our asthmatic/COPD, diabetic and CHD patients regular advice and health checks with the practice nurse. Please enquire at reception.

Family Planning

Please make an appointment with the doctor.

Influenza Vaccination

Every Autumn, we offer flu vaccination to our eligible patients. This is strongly recommended for high-risk patients, eg those with a heart or chest disease, diabetics, low immune system or patients over 65 or those who care for a sick parent or child at home; please contact reception for further information

Practice-Based Commissioning

Practice Based Commissioning continues to play a vital role in health reform. It puts clinicians at the heart of Commissioning and allows groups of family doctors and community clinicians to develop better services for their local communities. Our Practice Based Commissioning Group, called Southend Clinical Commissioning Group, includes local surgeries across Leigh, Westcliff, Southchurch, Thorpe Bay and Wakering. When your doctor feels that you need to see a consultant, you will still be referred via choose and book, but you will have a choice to attend an NHS consultant lead clinic in a private setting with easy access and trouble free parking.


If you and your GP decide that you need to see a specialist for further treatment, you can now choose where to have your treatment from a list of hospitals or clinics providing the speciality is available.

Social Services

Every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm, a Social Worker holds a clinic at the surgery to discuss any social health concerns you may have. Please ask at reception to arrange an appointment.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Our Nurses and Associate Practitioner can assist you with trying to give up smoking.

For more details click the following links:

Travel Vaccinations

Our practice nurses offer a travel advice and vaccination service to all patients who are travelling abroad on holiday or business. Many vaccinations are available on the NHS. A charge is payable for any vaccinations not covered by the NHS.

Please make an appointment at least eight weeks before your holiday to ensure adequate cover.

Weight Loss Clinic

If you have a commitment to losing weight, we can offer help and treatment in our weight loss clinic. Please enquire at reception.

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