The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group website provides information to support the healthcare needs for north east Essex. Formally established in April 2013, our organisation employs around 130 staff and is required to work within our budget of £437m.
On our website, you can find more information about healthcare in Colchester and Tendring.
A note about blood tests from 1 October 2019
The public has asked for simpler services, which has led to the creation of an Urgent Treatment Centre which has replaced the Walk-in Centre. The Urgent Treatment Centre at Colchester Hospital does not provide walk-in blood test (phlebotomy) services.
You continue to be able to access blood test services from your GP practice. Please contact your GP practice for a blood test appointment.
They may signpost you to the walk-in blood test (phlebotomy) service at the Primary Care Centre in Turner Road and give you a form to take with you. The service is available:
Monday to Wednesday: 7am-2pm
Out of Hours Service from 1 October 2019
Please be advised that if 111 have booked you an appointment with the Out of Hours Service, this remains at the Primary Care Centre in Turner Road. It is not accessed via the Urgent Treatment Centre at Colchester Hospital.
Other services that operate from the Primary Care Centre are:
GP referral X-ray
Community paediatrics including physiotherapy, speech and language and specialist services
Renal outpatients and dialysis dervices
Community dental services
Turner Road Surgery
All ophthalmic services including theatres, outpatients, retinal suite, orthoptics, optometry, emergency eye clinic
Notice - Caradoc Surgery
Please be aware that the General Practitioner (GP) services at Caradoc Surgery changed provider at midnight on 31 August 2019. Ranworth Surgery have been providing your GP services at Caradoc Surgery since 1 September.
We ask that all patients continue to access GP services from Caradoc Surgery as usual from the same location at Caradoc Surgery, Station Approach, Frinton-on-Sea.
The telephone number for Caradoc Surgery remains the same (01255 850101). Patients are also able to access online services to order prescriptions and book appointments (where available) as normal.
The opening hours for Caradoc Surgery remain 08:00 to 18:30, Monday to Friday.
Notice - One to One Midwives
Dedicated Maternity Helpline Set Up
One to One Midwives ceased trading on Wednesday July 31, 2019. NEECCG will not support the payment of any subsidiary arrangements through One to One practitioners or their associates.
Colchester Hospital is caring for those women affected by the closure of the One to One maternity service and a dedicated helpline has been set up.
Anyone needing information or advice should call 01206 742369. This line is staffed from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday until further notice. For non-urgent issues, please leave a message and ESNEFT Hospital Maternity Team will contact you.
Out of hours, for urgent health concerns or issues, for example no baby movements, waters breaking or if you think you’re in labour, please call 01206 845240. This will take you through to the hospital maternity triage team of midwives.
Notice - Dermatology
From Wednesday 15 May 2019, dermatology services have been provided by ESNEFT.
Due to decreasing demand, the ESNEFT Dermatology service will be closing their dedicated Dermatology Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) ‘Hotline’ that was set up for north east Essex.
This will happen as of Thursday 21 November. This means that, from Thursday 21 November, calls related to Dermatology should be directed to 0800 783 7328 (freephone) or 01206 742 683 (office hours 9-4). Alternatively, you can email PALS@ESNEFT.nhs.uk or direct written concerns to:
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
If you need to change your dermatology appointment or are responding to an outpatient appointment please contact 01206 747576.
If you are already under the dermatology team and you have a specific or general dermatology problem please call 01206 746295.
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