The New Surgery

8 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AB

Current time is 20:56 - Sorry, we're currently closed. Please call NHS 111

The Brambles (Branch Surgery), Greenwich Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 4DY

NHS

Telephone: 01277 218393

Out of Hours: 111

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the health board and government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

GDPR

Please see our data privacy notice.

Privacy information leaflet

Privacy information leaflet for children

NHS Digital transparency notice

Freedom of Information

Information about the general practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Complaints

We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.

To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately.

All information can be found in the practice’s complaints leaflet.

Extended Access Service Complaints

If you have been seen by the Extended Access Service at the Brambles Surgery at an evening or weekend appointment and wish to raise a complaint or concern, please contact their General Manager:

Email ACE manager at ace.ltd.nhs.net

By post: The Brambles Surgery, Geary Dr, Brentwood, CM15 9DY

Full Extended Access complaints procedure

Zero Tolerance Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. Any verbal abuse directed towards us via any social media platforms may also result in either a written warning or removal from the practice list.  We will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    08:30 until 12:30
    Please note that appointments for Saturdays are pre-bookable only, and any emergency requests will be diverted to the out-of-hours service.
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Brambles:

  • Monday
    CLOSED
  • Tuesday
    CLOSED
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 14:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 14:00
  • Friday
    CLOSED
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED