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Welcome to Our Practice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 With effect from the 08th of April we will NOT be taking on any new patients to the surgery - with the exception of new born babies of existing patients.

If you need help finding a new Doctors Surgery you can call the Health Authority on

0300 0032125

 

SURGERY SHUTDOWN

The surgery will be closed for staff training on the following dates:

Thursday 16th May 2019 at 12.30.

The surgery will reopen the following day at 8am.  If you require medical assistance please attend the Walk-In Centre or telephone NHS 111.  In cases of emergency please call 999.

 

 

 

 

EXTENDED ACCESS

 Extended Access appointments are now available to Colchester Medical Practice patients from 6.30 – 8pm Monday to Friday, and also on Saturday & Sunday mornings and afternoons. These clinics are being provided by the GP + service at Bluebell Surgery in Colchester. Patients are able to make pre-bookable appointments to see a GP or Practice Nurse. For the Clinician seeing you at that appointment to effectively treat you they will need access to your full medical record, you will be asked for your permission at the time of booking your appointment. Please speak to a receptionist  at the surgery who can give you further details on the clinics available and will be able to book you an appointment if required. 

Please find attached information of how to dispose of used sharps bins - please note that the surgery no longer accept these.

Disposal of Sharps Bins

 New Patients

 

Castle Gardens Medical Centre is currently accepting new patients.  Please contact the surgery to ensure that you live within our catchment area before completing the registration forms. 

Adult patients - please complete the GMS1 form and adult health questionnaire

GMS1

Adult Patient Questionnaire

Child patients - please complete the GMS1 form, child health form and questionnaire

GMS1

Under 16 Years Health Questionnaire - part 1

Under 16 Years Health Form - part 2

Please complete the relevant forms and bring these to the surgery with proof of identification and address. It takes approximately one week to fully register with the surgery and during this time we ask you to obtain sufficient medication from your current GP Surgery during this transition period.

Bank Holiday Closures 2018/19

25th December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day
26th December 2018 Wednesday Boxing Day
1st January Tuesday New Years Day
19th April Friday Good Friday
22nd April Monday Easter Monday
6th May Monday May Day
27th May Monday Late May Bank Holiday
26th August Monday August Bank Holiday
25th December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day
26th December 2019 Thursday Boxing Day

Please find attached the opening hours of local pharmacies during the Bank Holiday period.

Easter 2019 - Pharmacy Opening Hours

 

   When We Are Closed

From 18.30 each weekday evening until 08:00 and at weekends and Bank Holidays, emergency medical cover is provided by the Colchester Out of Hours Service. The Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens. They can be contacted on 111.

For patients with minor illness or injury you can also attend The Colchester Walk in Centre, Primary Care Centre,Turner Road Colchester CO4 5JR is open from 07:00 to 22:00 every day including bank holidays, no appointments are necessary.

The Walk in Centre is able to offer the following services:

  • Minor illness
  • Minor throat/chest infections
  • Minor stomach complaints
  • Urine infections
  • Earache and ear infection - Please note that the Centre does not offer ear irrigation (removal of wax
  • Skin complaints, including rashes, minor allergic reactions and insect bites/stings
  • Minor Injury
  • Minor wounds, bruising, swelling - please note that the Centre does not offer wound suturing
  • Minor head injury with no loss of consciousness or vomitting
  • Muscle, bone and joint injuries e.g. sprains, strains and soft tissue injury -
  • Dental advice - Please note that the Centre gives advice only and suggested pain relief
  • Eye problems e.g. infection, removal of foreign objects
  • Emergency Contraception and Advice
  • Smoking Cessation

These are just examples of the type of minor injuries and illnesses that can be assisted with at the Walk in Centre, if you are unsure if they can meet your needs, please call them on 01206 286510.

Please only attend the Accident and emergency department if your problem requires urgent medical attention. Inappropriate attendance delays treatment for others who may need urgent assistance.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999.

Online Patient Access

The Practice is pleased to provide patients with access to its Clinical System via a Secure Web Interface.

You can book and cancel your appointments, request repeat medication and view your medical records on line. To do this you need to register with the practice and obtain a password to enable you to access this service. Once your registration account is created you will need to come into the surgery with your passport or driving licence so that your account can be activated you will be able to use the system to book and cancel appointments, request repeat medication and view your medical records as required.

If you already have your password then you can click the link below to access Patient Access.

patient access

Please take a look at what happens at our Patient Participation Group meetings - the latest minutes can be found under the Patient Group heading.


OPEN ACCESS IS HERE

COME TO THE SURGERY BETWEEN

8.00AM & 10.00AM

YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO SEE A DOCTOR OR NURSE PRACTITIONER.

PLEASE SPEAK TO RECEPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Contact Details

Castle Gardens Medical Centre

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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