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Welcome to Deal Tree Health Centre

VIEW_1[1]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.

An Invitation for Carers

Members of the Patient Participation Group are arranging an informal get-together in May when Carers can meet and share their experience of caring for relatives or friends.

If you are a Carer why not come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Deal Tree Health Centre  5.30pm - 7pm upstairs in our Meeting Room.

Dispensary Opening Hours

From 1 May 2018 our Dispensary will be open from 8.30am-1pm and 2pm-6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please remember we close early for staff training the first Tuesday of each month. Dates for 2018 are below.

  If you would like to join the Electronic Prescription Service, just speak to our Reception staff

Thank you

Dental Out of Hours:

If you need dental treatment in an emergency

  • call your dentist: some practices offer appointments at short notice
  • if you don't have a dentist, find one using NHS 111
  • look up urgent care services that provide dental treatment

If you need to see a dentist out of hours

  • call your dentist: their answerphone may advise where to get out-of-hours treatment
  • call NHS 111 to find an out-of-hours dental service near you

Don't contact your GP, as they won't be able to offer emergency or out-of-hours dental care.

If you're in pain while waiting to see a dentist, take painkillers. NHS 111 can also offer other self care advice. 

Out of Hours:

Health advice is available 24 hours a day by telephoning 111 or online at

When the surgery is closed and you have an urgent problem please telephone free of charge 111. If you ring 01277 821699 you will automatically be diverted to the Out of Hours Service but may be charged for the call.

Minor Injuries

The GP Walk in Centre Harold Wood is open 08.00 till 20.00 including weekends and all public holidays. Tel 01708 574000

The Minor Injuries Unit at Orsett Hospital is open Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 20.00. Doors close at 19.30. Only emergencies are seen after 19.30. On the last Thursday of the month the department is closed at 18.30 to facilitate regular training updates. The Unit is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – open all other Bank Holidays.     

If you want to cancel your appointment either ring us or email us


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.


Thank you to the Patient Group for supporting the Surgery during Self Care Week. Please access the website below if you would like further information. 

The Patient Group are researching transport for patients in our area and would like patients to complete this short questionnaire. Please email it to

Thank you


Transport Questionnaire

We now have a facebook page!  Deal Tree PPG

 Protected learning time dates for 2018 are:  

Tuesday 1 May

Tuesday 5 June

Tuesday 3 July

Tuesday 4 September

Tuesday 2 October

Tuesday 6 November

Tuesday 4 December

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019

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 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

Online Prescriptions

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

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