Welcome to Deal Tree Health Centre (formerly Doddinghurst Surgery)
The practice was founded in 1960 and has since expanded so that it now consists of four partners and twenty staff.We moved into our new purpose built building in 2012 and from this we aim to provide family medicine of the highest standards for the benefit of our patients.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
Following discussions with NHS England and our Patient Participation Group, we are delighted to announce that Deal Tree Health centre will once again be participating in extended opening. This will be from 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays. The surgery will be open for all routine NHS services, including routine (booked in advance) appointments for one doctor and one nurse, getting blood results, picking up prescriptions and most other matters. Please note that during these hours the dispensary will not be open or functioning and patients will not be able to collect medications. We are unable to provide emergency care during the extended opening hours and patients are requested to call NHS 111 after 6.30 pm for any urgent medical condition.
These appointments are primarily designed to cater for the needs of working people who find it difficult to attend during the normal opening hours of 8.30 am to 6.30 pm and we would encourage patients who can come during the normal opening hours to do so.
Medical Students – March 2017
From Monday 6 March 2017, for 6 weeks, we will have 2 medical students based at the Surgery.
One, or both, of these students may be present during your consultation, observing and assisting where appropriate. However, if you are unhappy with this arrangement, please let one of our Receptionists, or your clinician, know.
Protected learning time dates are:
Tuesday 9th May 2017
Tuesday 6th June 2017
Tuesday 4th July 2017
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Tuesday 5th December 2017
The surgery will be closed from 1.00pm on these dates and will re-open as usual at 8.30am the following morning. If you need to speak to a doctor during this time please phone the surgery and you will be re-directed to the Out-of-Hours service.
HSCIC - Health & Social Care Information Centre
NHS England is commissioning a modern data service from HSCIC on behalf of the entire health and social care system. Known as care.data. Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS England has the power to direct the HSCIC to collect information from all providers of NHS care, including General Practice.
To find out how this effects you please go to the patient advice section of the website:
Electronic Prescription Service: see how to access this service under further information
Please contact reception if you want to sign up for this online service. To register for this service will need one photo ID and one proof of address
(Site updated 10/05/2017)