The surgery will be closed from 6:30pm Thursday 24th December 2015 for the Christmas Bank Holidays. We will be reopening the doors at 8am on Tuesday 29th December 2015.
The surgery will also be closed from 6:30pm Thursday 31st December 2015 for the New Year Bank Holiday. We will be reopening the doors at 8am on Monday 4th January 2016.
If you require your next repeat prescription before the Bank Holidays then please ensure that we have your request before 18:30 on Friday 18th December for collection after 5:30pm on Wednesday 23rd. Remember that your usual pharmacy may also be closed during the holiday period.
Christmas opening times during the Christmas period for pharmacies and other local health services may be found by clicking here.
In the event of a medical emergency during these times of closure please telephone NHS111 by dialling 111.
Lister Medical Centre is usually open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm (closed Mondays 1:00pm to 2:00pm)
Flu vaccinations are now available by appointment. Please telephone 01279 639 791 and select the appointments option. Then just ask the telephonist for a flu jab appointment.
To qualify you must be registered at the Lister Medical Centre AND be in one of the risk groups listed on our seasonal influenza page.
All patients of Lister Medical Centre, including children, have been allocated a named accountable GP. This is nothing new; we have been doing this for years but we are now required to tell you that we are doing it. Click here to read more about this requirement.
Have you just found out that you’re pregnant?
You can now book your pregnancy directly with the Midwife as you no longer need to see the GP.
Please call: 01279 698 651 from 8:30am to 9:30am and from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
This Practice is Research Active
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you.
Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.
To find local clinical research studies, go to: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk
Delivering research to make patients, and the NHS, better.
The Friends and Family Test
This is a national initiative allowing you to give your feedback on the service your GP practice provides.
Please complete the Friends and Family Test online using the three digit code ffl (that's lower-case eff-eff-ell). You can also complete the survey in other languages online.
Participation is voluntary and your answers are treated in confidence. Your answers will be used to drive improvements in the service that this practice provides to its patients.
Friends and Family results are available on our surveys page.
Go to this page for details of how to obtain your SystmOnline username and password.
From the 1st April 2014 Lister Medical Centre will be trialling a new type of appointment system.
The Practice will offer both familiar face to face consultations and also telephone consultations. Having reviewed our existing appointments and the types of consultations that we traditionally see, we feel that a number of problems could be equally well managed over the telephone with your doctor.
Our reception team will now be asking you whether your problem is something that you feel could be dealt with over the phone or whether you need to see a GP in the traditional way. If you feel that it can be managed over the phone, a telephone consultation will be added to your doctor’s surgery. The GP will then call you back as soon as possible within a specified time frame.
By using a mixture of traditional consultation and telephone consultations the surgery is significantly increasing the number of appointments that are available to our patients. This is also beneficial to those working and to those who find it difficult to attend the surgery. The new telephone consultations can also be pre-booked like a traditional appointment would be e.g. if you need to speak to your doctor in a week’s time.
It is crucial that we have you’re current contact details and that you will be available on this number for this system to work well. The Doctors will attempt to ring you twice and will document if they have been unable to get through on the number you have given us.
This is a brand new experience for the Practice. Please be patient with us as we trial a new system. We would value your feedback as to the success from a patient perspective, as we would look to make changes based on your comments.
Cancelling an Appointment
If you need to cancel an appointment you can now text your appointment details (i.e. your name, name of clinician, date and time of appointment) to 07934 252 256 and your appointment will be cancelled for you.
Please note: this number is for SMS text message cancellation of appointments ONLY. No confirmation will be sent. Please try to give at least 2 hours notice so that we can rebook the appointment.
Or you can cancel your appointment on-line. Please go to this page for details of how to obtain your SystmOnline username and password.
Changes to the way you collect your prescription
The NHS is introducing the Electronic Prescription Service. This could make collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you.
This service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the place you choose to get your medication from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to your GP practice just to collect a prescription — particularly if you have regular prescriptions.
Lister Medical Centre will start using the Electronic Prescription Service on 18th March 2014.
Patient Reference Group
Would YOU like to have a say about the services provided at Lister Medical Centre?
WE would like to hear YOUR views.
Simply go to our Patient Reference Group page for more details.
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care.
To ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely, the record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
For more information about your Summary Care Record please click here.
Measles is a highly infectious and dangerous illness which is most common in children aged between one and four years of age who have not been fully immunised. The first dose is normally given before a child is 14 months and the second dose before they go to school.
There has been a recent rise in cases of Measles and the Department of Health has recommended that all children be immunised (up to the age of 18 years, or older if going to higher education). We urge you to take this opportunity to get your children vaccinated. Please telephone the Practice to arrange a suitable appointment with a nurse.
We are very aware that with the media coverage over the past few years about MMR, many parents in West Essex do not know what to believe about the vaccine. Further information is available at www.nhs.uk/conditions/mmr/Pages/Introduction.aspx.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to discuss it with your Health Visitor or Practice Nurse.
Self Check-In Screens
There are two computers installed in our waiting room which enable patients to book themselves in without having to queue at the desk. Just use the touch sensitive screens to enter the requested information so that the system can book you in. If you have any difficulties then please go to the desk for assistance.
One screen is located just inside the main door beneath the call display; the other is to the left of the reception desk.
Please use the hand-gel BEFORE and AFTER touching the screens.
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Choose and Book
Click here to book your appointment. You will require your 12-digit Unique Booking Reference Number (UBRN) and your password.