Welcome to the Langdon Hills Medical Centre
This website has been designed so you get to know us better and to ensure you are able to make the most of the services we offer which include family planning, ante natal and post natal care, child surveillance and minor surgery in addition to the standard medical services which are expected of the NHS.
We pride ourselves in providing a personal service and excellent quality care for around 5,900 patients in Langdon Hills and its surrounding areas.
Thanks to our team of highly professional and well respected Receptionists, Nurses and Health Visitors who, over the years, have built strong relationships with many healthcare professionals such as Chiropodists, Osteopaths, etc, we are able to pursue the delivery of the best possible primary care to all our patients.
We hope you will find the various sections of our website useful and remain at your disposal for any queries you may have.
Dr T. Adenaike and Dr B. Salako
1st September 2010
As part of the changes we are making to be of better service to you, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Surgery Newsletter - a three monthly publication which is designed to keep you informed about what is happening at the Centre and to bring key information to your attention.
Get a copy today by clicking on this link.
Alternatively request one from our Reception Desk when you next visit the Centre.
Reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. The ramp also allows access to the treatment room from outside in an emergency. All patient services are provided at ground floor level and a disabled patients' WC is also provided. Should, despite all these measures, access still proves too difficult to any of our disabled patients, please do let us know and we will be happy to provide further assistance as may be required.
Flu clinics commence at the end of September. If you are over 65 or in the 'at risk' group (e.g. have a diagnosis of diabetes, CHD, CKD, asthma or are immunosuppressed or pregnant) please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: All healthy children with a date of birth on or after 2nd September 2009 and on or before 1st September 2012 are also entitled to receive the nasal flu vaccine.
Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group is now up and running and consists of 12 patient members. We meet regularly to discuss ways to improve the service that we provide.
If anybody is interested in joining us please give your details to Reception and you will be contacted by one of the Admin team. Alternatively you can email us on email@example.com.
For example, we would like to hear from our patients of all ages, from teenagers through to retired patients, patients with children, carers, patients with disabilities and patients from all ethnic backgrounds etc.
Virtual Patient Participation Group
If you would like to be a member of our Virtual Patient Participation Group, please ask at Reception for a form. Virtual members will occasionally be emailed Patient Surveys to help the Surgery keep in touch with patient's needs and expectations. Your views are important to us and your input is appreciated.
Unfortunately, as from 1st October 2014 the Surgery will no longer be open on Saturday mornings. The last Saturday Surgery will take place on 27th September 2014. However, in a medical emergency, you can access GP services through our Out of Hours provider by calling the usual Surgery number, 01268 418200.
We apologise for any inconvience this may cause.
If you are planning a vacation please contact the Surgery as soon as possible to check that you are up to date with necessary vaccinations. You can check this by clicking on the link on travel advice on this website and completing a form which should be handed in to our Practice Nurse. Please make sure you allow plenty of time before your holiday to have the relevant vaccinations as they should be done at least four weeks before going abroad.
Change of Details
Please inform the Surgery if any of your personal details change. For example telephone numbers (home or mobile), address, name (by marriage or deed poll). Please do not fill out change of address forms until you have actually moved to your new address. Also please remember to update telephone numbers if you change address. Failure to do so may result in us not being able to contact you in the event of any changes to appointments etc.
Free NHS Health Check
If you are between the ages of 40 and 74 and have no pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, etc. you are entitled to a free health check here at the Surgery.
If you would like more information please contact the Surgery on 01268 418200 for details.
Accident & Emergency
Did you know it is not always necessary to attend Accident & Emergency. In the first instance, please contact the Surgery on 01268 418200 to speak to a receptionist. If your call is outside normal Surgery hours your call will be diverted to the Out of Hours Emergency Doctors Service who will be able to advise you.
If you have suffered a minor injury you can attend The Minor Injuries Unit at Orsett Hospital at the following times:
10.00 a.m. - 19.30 p.m. - 7 days a week
X-ray facilities are only available until 16.00 p.m.
In September 2014, 64 people did not attend their booked appointments.
If you are unable to keep an appointment please inform the Surgery as soon as possible as the appointment could be offered to someone else.
Mobile Information & Support Service for People Affected by Cancer (MISS)
Do you need more information about cancer?
For more information call: 01375 648170.
How Information About You Helps Us To Provide Better Care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet "How information about you helps us to provide better care".
More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Data Protection Act
All patient information is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act. All employees have access to this information in relation to their role and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Information may be shared, in confidence, with other NHS organisations in the interests of patient care.
The Surgery will be closed on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 from 1.00p.m. for staff training. In the event of an emergency please telephone 01268 418200 and you will be put through to the Out of Hours Emergency Service. The Surgery will re-open on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at the usual time.
We apologise for any inconvience.
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be holding phlebotomy clinics in the Practice for the foreseeable future. Please ask at Reception for a list of local blood clinics.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Christmas Opening Hours
Wednesday 24th December Usual Surgery Hours
Thursday 25th December Closed
Friday 26th December Closed
Saturday 27th December Closed
Sunday 28th December Closed
Monday 29th December Usual Surgery Hours
Tuesday 30th December Usual Surgery Hours
Wednesday 31st December Usual Surgery Hours
Thursday 1st January 2015 Closed
Friday 2nd January Usual Surgery Hours
When the Surgery is closed, in the event of an emergency, please telephone the Surgery on 01268 418200 and you will be put through to our Out of Hours Doctors Service.
The Doctors and Staff at Langdon Hills Medical Centre, Great Berry wish all our patients a very Happy Christmas and Healthy New Year.
Friends & Family Survey
Every GPs Surgery is required to ask patients to complete a short Friends & Family Survey as from 1st December 2014. Forms can be found in Reception along with a box to deposit your entries. Alternatively you can complete this survey on our website by clicking on the Friends & Family Survey link on the right hand column, ticking the appropriate boxes and submitting your response.
Your views are important to us and appreciate you taking a little time to fill in this short survey.
We would like to welcome the following Doctors to our Practice:
Dr Yasmin Rahman - Registrar
Dr Laura Hastings - Registrar
Dr Eoin Moore - FY2
(Site updated 09/12/2014)