Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Billericay Health CentreStock RoadEssex, CM12 0BJTel: 01277 658071
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Available: Thursday and Friday
Available: Monday and Tuesday
Available: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Available : Tuesday to Friday
Available : Monday and Tuesday
Available : Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Available : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
Awarded by the University (of London) after a five year course of study involving two years' pure science and three years' clinical experience. Indicates a satisfactory understanding of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, sociology, psychology, medical statistics, pathology, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and therapeutics, sufficient to practice as a doctor. A further year of supervised work must be undertaken before a doctor can be fully registered with the General Medical Council.
MRCSLRCP (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians)
Awarded by the conjoint board of both Royal Colleges. Involves a course of study and examinations similar in scope to the MBBS degree, but rather harder to obtain. Often taken by overseas graduates.
MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians)
Awarded by the College to qualified doctors who have worked for three years or more in hospital medicine. It indicates a level of knowledge in general medicine which is appropriate to a hospital specialist, determined by written, oral and clinical examinations.
MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
Awarded by the College to qualified doctors who have worked for at least three years after registration, at least one year of which must be in General Practice. It indicates a level of understanding, appropriate to a General Practitioner, of the whole range of subjects likely to be encountered in general practice. It is determined by written and oral examinations.
BSc (Bachelor of Science)
Awarded by the University (of London) after a three year course of study. Indicates a satisfactory level of understanding in a pure science subject for the award of an honours degree.
DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Awarded by the Royal College to qualified doctors who have worked in a hospital obstetrics/gynaecology unit for a least six months and who have demonstrated an understanding of the subject, appropriate to a General Practitioner, by written and clinical examination.
DFFP (Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning)
Awarded by the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare, part of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
DCH (Diploma of Child Health)
Awarded by the Royal College of Physicians to qualified doctors who have worked for at least one year in hospital and community children's medicine and who have demonstrated an understanding of the subject, appropriate to a General Practitioner, by written and clinical examination.
DGM (Diploma of Geriatric Medicine)
Awarded by the Royal College of Physicians to qualified doctors who have worked for at least six months in the care of the elderly and who have demonstrated an understanding of the subject, appropriate to a General Practitioner, by written and clinical examination.
AFOM (Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine)
Awarded by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, concerned with work-related health issues.
There is a midwife attached to the practice. She provides an essential link between the expectant mother, GP, hospital and Health Visitor. All midwives carry the statutory responsibility to care for women throughout pregnancy and labour and to summon medical aid when necessary.
The Health Visitor is a highly trained and experienced Registered General Nurse with further qualifications, usually in midwifery or mental health nursing. Their aim is to work within the community to promote better health and to prevent serious or chronic illnesses by detecting them at an early stage before they develop. To achieve this aim, they work in liaison with other professionals and become involved at an early stage. (A Health Visitor will visit every child, in their home, 10 days or so after birth.)A Health Visitor may prescribe some medicines and may, on occasion, arrange referral to other specialists but he or she is there primarily to offer advice, direction and support on any health-related problem, whether physical, emotional or social, either in the GP surgery or at your own home. Other specific services provided by the health visitor at this practice are health and development checks for children under five, antenatal parentcraft and relaxation classes, and counselling for those who have recently suffered a loss in the family.The Health Visitors may be contacted via 0300 3001500. You do not have to go through your GP.
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