Ordering repeat prescriptions over Bank Holidays
If you need to order a repeat prescription, please use the NHS app to make a request or use the repeat medication slip detailing what you need (tick the items you want) and place the paper slip into the relevant prescription collection box at reception of your GP practice, during opening hours. The turn-around time for routine repeat medicines is usually 5 working days. Your GP practice or pharmacist will be able to answer your questions and if you prefer it, your community pharmacist (chemist). PLEASE DO NOT CALL 111 FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS.
WE ARE NOW BOOKING COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS FOR ALL OVER 5's PLEASE CALL US ON 01992 260002 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST MARGARET'S HOSPITAL, EPPING. Over 75's can aslo book their next booster now.
We need to continue to do what we can to keep people safe from catching Covid-19. One way we can all help with this is by continuing to wear a face-covering in our practice and we are asking all patients to do that, as well as our staff. Keeping our staff safe is essential to keep operating efficiently.
We are also continuing to make sure we don’t have large numbers of patients in our waiting areas and on the premises – again this is about reducing the chance of infection when there are rising rates in the community.
The various measures we have taken, including increased use of personal protective equipment, patients wearing face masks, holding more virtual consultations, social distancing and extra premises cleans have helped protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year. Taking these steps has also enabled us to continue providing many of the non-urgent services that would otherwise have been postponed.
We want to make sure you can all be confident about accessing or visiting local healthcare services safely.
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation with this – it makes a huge difference.
As per government guidance, all patients should wear face masks or a face covering when attending the surgery in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.
Please note the following groups are exempt:
Children under 11
People with disabilities
Those with breathing difficulties
Anyone travelling with someone who relies on lip reading
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website via the link below:
Exemptions for Face Coverings
The government guidance on exemptions for face coverings suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption, therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination programme
WE ARE NOW BOOKING COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS FOR ANYONE OVER 5 years old. PLEASE CALL US ON 01992 260002 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.
Herts & West Essex Healthier Future website https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk/ provides useful information.
Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have
If you have any questions about the vaccine please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults
If a parent /carer has concerns about the welfare of a child or young person:
Call 0345 603 7627 or click on link below for further information
If you have concerns about the welfare of an adult:
Call 0345 6037630 or click on link below for further information
For advice and support regarding domestic abuse:
Call Compass Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline on
0330 333 7 444 or click on link below for further information
Welcome to The Market Square Surgery
The Market Square GP surgery in Waltham Abbey provides high quality healthcare to patients in the West Essex area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service.
The practice is located in the Waltham Abbey Health Centre which is purpose built and is accessible to all patients as it meets current requirements for disabled/wheelchair users.
As well as a source of information about our practice and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
We will always respect your privacy, dignity and your religious and cultural beliefs particularly when intimate examinations are advisable - these will only be carried out with your express agreement and you will be offered a chaperone to attend the examination if you so wish.
You may also request a chaperone when making the appointment or on arrival at the surgery (please let the receptionist know) or at any time during the consultation.
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