Welcome to Ballards Walk and The Gore Surgeries
Ballards Walk and The Gore Surgeries aim to provide patients with high quality personal health care and to seek continuous improvement in the health status of the whole practice population. We aim to achieve this by developing and maintaining a cohesive team-based approach which is responsive to people’s needs and expectations and reflects, wherever possible, the latest advances in primary care.
Lateral flow tests will be required for all face to face appointments within the surgeries.
In mid-September 2021 patients of Ballards Walk Surgery and the Gore will be able to receive their annual flu vaccination. If you would like a flu vaccination please contact the surgery to book a jab. With lockdown restrictions lifted across the UK it is important that you get your vaccine if advised to.
The Flu vaccination is given to those who are:
- Aged 65 and over
- Have certain health conditions
- Are pregnant
- In long-term residential care
- Main carers for the elderly and disabled, and those living with individuals at high risk from Covid-19
- Frontline health and social care workers
For more information on the symptoms of flu, and how to treat it, please visit the NHS website.
Those aged 50-64 with no other health conditions will be offered the vaccine at a slightly later date- please check the website for further announcements.
July 19th Covid-19 Restrictions Change
Many of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England were lifted from the 19th July 2021. One of the restrictions lifted was be the compulsory use of face coverings in public settings. Despite this, the Government still recommends that face coverings be worn in hospital and healthcare settings. As such, both Ballards Walk Surgery and the Gore Surgery still require you to wear a face covering when attending the practices in person after 19th July. This is for the safety of both you, the patient, and our staff at both sites.
Patients concerned that they may have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, or has contracted COVID-19 themselves, please check NHS111 online. Please do not attend the GP practice.
STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS
- Dry Continuous Cough
- High Temperature 37.8 or above
- Shortness of Breath
For further information on symptoms, testing, vaccinations, and self-isolation, please go to nhs.uk
Proof of Vaccination Requirements
With the ending of lockdown within England, it is increasingly likely that certain businesses and venues will require proof of your vaccination status. In some instances the card you recieved when you got your vaccince will not be deemed as sufficient proof. If you have a smartphone, the easiest way is to download the NHS App. If you had your Covid-19 vaccinations in the UK, they will appear in the app, along with a scanable QR Code. Additionally you can apply for an NHS COVID Pass either through the NHS Website, or by calling 119. If you have no access to a smartphone, or a laptop/computer, calling 119 will enable you to have the Covid Pass posted to you. If you choose this option, please be aware that it can take up to 5 days for the letter to reach you.
As this is an NHS service you DO NOT need to pay for your vaccination or your Covid Pass.
The Gore Surgery has Moved to the George Hurd Centre
Over the weekend of the 12th-13th June, The Gore relocated to the George Hurd Centre (Audley Way, Basildon. SS14 2FL). The Gore Surgery re-opened in its new location on Wednesday 16th June. Patients of the Gore can contact the surgery on 01268 542 901.
To access the new surgery, please use the entrance to the left of the main door, as per the signpost. A prescription box is outside the new surgery entrance, any prescriptions or paperwork can be deposited here.
There is no available parking for patients of the surgery at the George Hurd Centre, and the surrounding area is permit only. If you have to drive, your appointment can be made for Ballards Walk Surgery instead.
Download our new appointment bookings app to your smartphone for free. myGP was developed to make access to healthcare easier and faster for patients.
Once downloaded, simply log in with your date of birth and mobile number, this will allow you to book and cancel appointments. It's really that easy!
For more information please click on the image opposite.