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Blandford Medical CentreMace AvenueBraintreeEssex, CM7 2AETel: 01376 347100
We run a variety of clinics at the surgery. Below is a brief summary of the main services we provide:
Routine Follow Up
Daily (Limited availabilty)
Minor Operations *
Dr Gill/Dr Nirmal
Child Health Surveillance
Our receptionist will refer you directly to the Service
* Please note that these clinics operate on a waiting-list basis and in some cases require a referral from your Doctor in the first instance.
You may book an appointment with one of our HCAs for a variety of procedures including routine blood tests, INR* blood tests, dressings, ECGs, B12, weight checks and blood pressure checks.
For more information on child immunisations please visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk (opens in new window)
You can now self-refer to the midwife at St Michaels Hospital on 01376 308580.
If you plan to travel abroad, you may require certain vaccinations. As soon as you know you will be travelling, you will need to complete a Holiday Health Planner which you can collect from Reception or download from the link below. Please note the holiday planner must be submitted 8 weeks before travel. Once the form is received, our Nurses will determine whether you require any vaccinations. We ask that you telephone the surgery 2-3 days after completing the form to find out your requirements. We advise you to enquire about vaccinations well in advance, as some need to be administered weeks or even months before departure.
This form must be submitted a minimum of eight weeks before travel. The Nurse will assess your travel plans, medical history and medication, they may deem it to be complex. If this is the case, then you may have to visit a private travel clinic.
Please be aware we only offer NHS funded travel vaccinations, those that require payment are considered a private service and must be given at private travel clinic.
Please download the travel planner form below for details.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before booking an appointment with a Nurse.
Holiday Planner/Travel Form
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about our fees for these services along with appointment availability.
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