New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

Please follow the link below for the new restrictions taking effect from 5 November 2020 in England:

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY if you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus Self-isolate and check NHS 111 Online

As a practice, the safety of our patients is paramount. To prevent the spread of Coronavirus the Laindon Medical Group has decided as a precaution to change all appointments to TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS. This includes online appointments, these are now TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS. A clinician will telephone you to discuss your problem.

Please do not come to the surgery unless a doctor has told you to attend. All prescription requests must be made online via the NHS App or by clicking at bottom of this page. Alternatively you can post your request through our letterbox or send by Royal Mail.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please use NHS111 online service to check symptoms for Coronavirus

To order a Coronavirus test, please call 119

Please click https://www.nhs/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for further information on Coronavirus.

If you think you have Coronavirus please click  

For an Isolation note please click ISOLATION NOTE

Covid 19

Could you donate plasma to help treat coronavirus patients?

NHS Blood and Transplant is opening a further 14 convalescent blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for coronavirus treatment trials and potential use in hospitals. They are encouraging you to come forward if you have had confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Blood plasma is a liquid that makes up about half your blood volume. After a virus, your plasma contains antibodies that help fight infection. A transfusion of plasma from someone who has recovered from coronavirus may help people who are still ill.

Information About Coronavirus in Certain Medical Conditions & Pregnancy

General NHS advice

Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)    

Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)

People with Asthma

People with Diabetes


People affected by Stroke

Pregnant women

Children/young people T1 diabetes

People with Heart/circulatory disease

Older people

Young people with anxiety

Adults with anxiety

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with cancer

People with inflammatory bowel disease

Child Immunisations Age 0-5 years and New Patient Registrations

We are still giving child immunisations as these are very important for your child's health. Please ring to make an appointment for all baby immunisations. We do ask that you do not bring other family members to the appointment.

Child Immunisation video

We are still registering all new babies and new patients. We will ask you for an email address and mobile number when you register. Please call 01268 448200

Domestic Abuse: how to get help

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse: how to get help - GOV.UK

Important Contacts

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

ChildLine: 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.

YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope.

SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID:

IRISi interventions:


For those patients who are homeless or know someone who is: ht