We also have locum doctors working at this practice. All doctors are registered for child surveillance.
Primary Health Care Team
Our practice nurse is available by appointment for various treatments, contraceptive advice, smoking cessation clinics, health promotion advice, and screening, including cervical smears, immunisations and vaccinations. When booking an appointment with a practice nurse, our reception staff will need to ask you the reason for an appointment in order to determine how much to allocate.
Our practice manager is responsible for the administration of the practice. She is available to help with any non-medical problems or suggestions you may have.
Our reception staff are here to help you. When telephoning for medical attention they may ask you for a few details. The doctors have asked them to make these enquiries so that they can help you in the most appropriate way. Our reception staff have undergone special training and always respect patient confidentiality.
Our Partner (Community Care Staff)
We have full support from the South East Essex (SEPT) Community Health Services including midwifery services, health visiting, district nursing, podiatry and a community mental health care team. There is also a rapid response team and therapy services.
The Midwifery Team is based at the Blenheim Children Centre, School Way, Blenheim Chase, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4HX. Tel: 01702 474684
Midwives care for and support pregnant women, their partners and new babies before, during, and after the birth. They monitor the health of the mother, counsel her on health issues and explain the options for delivery of the baby.
Their job also involves reassuring parents, running antenatal and parenting classes, taking care of the mother and baby during labour and birth and giving advice on breast feeding.
The District Nursing Team for the practice is based at Leigh Primary Care Centre, 198 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 3NG
Districts Nurses assess, plan and manage the care of the sick and disabled patients of all ages in the patient’s own home, general practices and residential nursing homes and also provide support for their carers.
Individual care is planned, and advice on further help or services is giving including health education, Anyone at home can self-refer to this service. They have a close liaison with the Hospital, GPs, the local hospice and other specialized services.
They administer drugs, give injections, dress wounds, take blood samples and give personal care.
The District Nurses are in regular contact with the practice and messages may be left with the District Nurse Liaison office on 01702 608250.
The Health Visiting Team operates out of Leigh Primary Care Centre, 918 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 3NG Tel: 01702 482859
Health visitors are qualified nurses who have undergone additional training in child health and development. They will monitor your child’s growth and development, answer any health queries, and help mothers to cope with children under five, advising on things like hygiene, safety, feeding and sleep, They also co-ordinate child immunisation programmes and organise special clinics or 'drop in' centres.
Health visitors can also provide you with help and information regarding such issues as emotional problems, relationship difficulties, family planning and health problems and will advise on healthy eating, keeping warm and getting the right exercise.