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Dr Shabeena Sayidmasuthu

 

Important notice for patients of

Dr Shabeena Sayidmasuthu

 

Dr. Sayidmasthu will be leaving the practice in May 2017.

 

Patients on Dr Sayidmasuthu’s existing list will automatically transfer to a new GP – a recruitment process is currently underway.

 

A further notice will be placed in the waiting room advising patients in this regard.

 

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit at Orsett Hospital is open Monday - Sunday from 10:00 – 20:00.

Patients are encouraged to use this service instead of A&E for minor injuries.

Click here to read more about this service.

Bank Holiday Opening Times

We will be closed on the following Bank Holiday Mondays

 Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May.

Normal opening hours will resume at 8.00 am on the Tuesdays following the above dates.

When We Are Closed

If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed please contact the South Essex NHS 111 service directly by dialling 111. The call is free of charge.

Alternatively you may still contact the surgeries (New Surgery on 01277 218393. Brambles Surgery on 01277 215738) and your call will be automatically re-routed to the NHS 111 service directly, however the call will be charged.

The South Essex NHS 111 service provides urgent medical care when the practice is closed between 18:30 and 08:00 weekdays as well as weekends. Please note that although the surgery is open on Saturday mornings, this is via an extended hours enhanced service contract with the National Commissioning Board and the practice is contracted to provide pre-bookable appointments only. All requests for urgent medical attention that cannot wait for the surgery to open must be directed to the NHS 111 service as stated above, or accessed by calling the practice on 01277 218393.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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