Welcome to Deal Tree Health Centre
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.
NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FROM MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018
We have reviewed our appointment system in response to comments from patients.
To save patients an unnecessary journey to the surgery for a same day appointment please ring the surgery and our Care Navigators on Reception will arrange for a doctor to telephone you to triage your needs. All requests for same day appointments whether by telephone or by walking in will be triaged by a Duty Doctor so it is not necessary to make a journey to the practice at 8.30am.
To assist the Duty Doctor to prioritise your telephone call you may be required to provide our Care Navigators on Reception with a little information as to the reason for an urgent same day assessment which they can pass on to the doctor on your behalf.
We will start on:
Monday 8 October 2018
We are introducing this new triage system to facilitate the increase in demand from patients for same day urgent assessments only. Patients who require a routine appointment are still able to book this in advance. We believe this will be a beneficial service to all our patients in meeting your needs.
GP Extended Access Hub
From 1st April 2018 the Brentwood Extended Access HUB will be open. This will operate from - Brambles Surgery, which is located on the old Highwood hospital site on Geary Drive.
To access this service please contact us as normal to book an appointment in the HUB - the opening times are as follows
Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 3pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm
For further information please download the ACE patient leaflet here. ACE Ltd Patient leaflet
The GP Extended Access Service is provided by Accountable Care Enterprise Ltd (ACE) which is wholly owned by the GP practices in Brentwood, working together on behalf of practices, patients and staff to deliver safe, effective and responsive healthcare services.
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 24 October 2018
Deal Tree Health Centre 5pm - 6.30pm 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.
Dr A Perumpallil. After 14 years at Deal Tree Health Centre we are sad to inform you that Dr Perumpallil will be leaving the practice at the end of June 2018. We would like to thank Dr Perumpallil for his hard work and dedication during his time with us and wish him well in his future career.
If you want to cancel your appointment either ring us or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have a facebook page! Deal Tree PPG
Protected learning time dates for 2018 are:
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.
Going to Basildon Hospital as an in-patient
If you are going to admitted to Basildon Hospital it is important that you bring your medicines with you in an NHS green bag. You can get your green bag from Reception.
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 05/10/2018)