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Retirement News - Dear Patients, we are very sad to say farewell to Heather Tovey - Practice Manager who retires on 20th February 2020 from Brickfields Surgery.  She has worked with the surgery for seven years and we wish to thank her for all her hard work, dedication and loyalty.  She plans to still support Practices and Primary Care Networks locally by providing Primary Care Consultancy services. 

Janice Nightingale will be the new Project Manager for Brickfields Surgery as from 21st February 2020.

IMPORTANT Appointment Booking Changes

Notice of retirement of Dr Suzanne Everett

Patient Notice - Brickfields and Kingsway Surgeries new partnership

Information on First Essex South Woodham Ferrers Bus Service

Welcome to Brickfields Surgery

The Doctors and Staff at Brickfields Surgery in South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

Statement of Purpose

We aim to provide effective and compassinate healthcare to the population we serve.

we aspire:

To offer a high standard of medical care, which recognises the importance of physical, psychological, social factors for health and wellbeing.

To work in partnership with our patients to provide care which is based around the needs of the patient.

Value and respect each patient, regardless age, sex, race or religion.

Use the resources available to us equitably  and effectively as possible.

Provide a positive model of general practice care for those who train and learn with us.

IMPORTANT Appointment Booking Changes

Brickfields Surgery Welcome & Information Pack


Our move to the new Crouch Vale Medical Centre went very well and we are now operational here as from 11th November 2019. We have updated our frequently asked questions briefing (see below) and this will be regularly updated. If you would like to be kept updated directly please contact us at or phone 01245 328855.

Site Plan

Newsletter October 2019

Latest Crouch Vale Medical Centre FAQs - Nov 19

Practice Shut Down - Future Dates

All Practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12 noon on the dates below.  Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12 until 18.30 pm, if you call the surgery during these times you will be informed to call 111 for medical assistance.  If you have a medical emergency please call 999.

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Thursday 21st May 2020

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Wednesday 29th July 2020

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Thursday 29th October 2020

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Wednesday 31st March 2021

New Service - Extended Access*** As from 4th May 2019 GP and Nurse appointments will be available in the following locations during the evenings and weekends.

These appointments are offered at:

Blackwater Medical Centre, Maldon Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sundays 8.00am to 1.00pm

North Chelmsford Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am to 2.00 pm 

Douglas Grove Surgery, Witham - Saturday only 8.00 am to 2.00 pm

Greenwood Surgery, South Woodham Ferrers - Saturday only 8.00am to 2.00pm

Mount Chambers Surgery, Braintree CM7 9BY -Sunday 8.00am to 1.00pm

Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Halstead 

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm and Saturdays 8.00am to 1.00pm

Cervical screening appointments are also now available to book at the hubs using Nurse appointments.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member. For more information visit

Important Please Read - General Data Protection Regulations

On 25th May 2018, new legislation is coming into force - GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations.

In order for you to continue to receive SMS (text) messages to confirm appointments booking, reminders and other messages related to your health care or the surgery, you do need to give your consent.

If you have online access you can do this by logging onto SystmOnline and choosing the "Account" option then select "Change Contact Details".  Scroll down to Telephone Numbers and click "YES" button to allow SMS messaging.

If you do not have access to SystmOnline please either email the surgery at

Stating your name, date of birth, address, telephone number and that you either give consent to continue to receive SMS messages or call the surgery.

If you have an email registered with the surgery you will also need to give consent to enable emails to be sent to you after 25th May 2018.  Please email the surgery on the email registered with us and state your name, date of birth, address and that you give consent for the surgery to send you emails.

Thank you

The Partners


The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018.  

For details on how Brickfields Surgery uses your medical information please click the links below:

Children's Privacy Information Leaflet

Privacy Information Leaflet

Brickfield Surgery's Patient Privacy Notice 1

Data Protection Officer appointed:

Jane Marley - Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer Essex CCGs

Telephone: 01268 594531

Named Accountable GP

All Patients registered at this surgery now have a named accountable GP who is responsible for patient's overall care at the practice.  You may contact the surgery if you wish to know who this is and if you have a preference as to which GP, the surgery will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

We currently provide clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, copd, diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, stop smoking service, sexual health, phlebotomy, anticoagulation clinics, childhood vaccinations and NHS Health checks.

For immediate medical advice you can be seen daily from Monday to Friday from 9.00am til 11:30am in the book on the day clinic.

Appointments for all other surgeries are pre-bookable, up to four weeks in advance for Nurses and Doctors.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.

Latest News

Clinical Computer System -

We have updated our computer system to Systmone.

On-line patients have access for ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments and viewing part of their medical records, accessed via the new link (above).

Systmonline has excellent help pages - should you ever have problems.

If you find you need a new log-on please ask at reception.

Thank you for your patience

GP Net Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g.average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Brickfields Surgery in the last financial year 2018 -2019 was £51,816.00 before Tax and National Insurance.

This is for 4 part time GPs and 2 Locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Please note that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor make comparison with any other GP practice.

Patient Online - SystmOnline can now offer you a summary view of your medical record online.  If you wish to sign up to this you will need to come into the surgery and fill in a registration form (proof of photo ID is required).  If you send a representative we will need your written consent(proxy registration form completed).  A username and password will be issued to you and this will give you access to your repeat medication list, the ability to book appointments and a summary of your medical records.

If you are an existing user of Systmonline and wish to add the facility of viewing a summary of your medical record, you will also be required to fill in a registration form.

Friends and Family Test

We have always sought feedback from our patients, the government have now decided to roll our the Friends and Family Test to all GP practices from December 2014.

We welcome your feedback and comments, please CLICK HERE to answer the short survey. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review the care we offer.

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