15th October 2020 - New way of booking blood tests at the hospital - CLICK HERE
First Contact Physiotherapist
As from Tuesday 13th August 2019 the Practice will have the services of a 'First contact physiotherapist' twice a week, whose role in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They can organise investigations, medications and onward services.
The Reception team will now need to ask why you need to see a GP, so that you can be sign posted to the most appropriate professional.
Phlebotomy Service provided by Princess Alexandra Hospital
As from 13th April 2019 the phlebotomist will be attending the surgery on the following Days/Times:
Monday: 11:45 - 13:00
Tuesday: 11:15 - 13:00
Wednesday: 11:15 - 13:00
The service is by confirmed appointment only.
Appointments are released at 11:00am the day before:
i.e. Ring Monday @ 11:00 for Tuesday's appointments, Tuesday @ 11:00 for Wednesday's appointments and ring at 11:00 am on Wednesday for Monday's appointments.
Practice Catchment Area - 17/11/2017
Following the proposal published 12/06/2017 to amend the Practice catchment area. This has now been agreed by West Essex CCG and therefore as from the 20th November 2017 this will now be adhered to.
The attached document related to the proposed amendment.
Propose change to Practice catchment area
My Care Record - updated December 2021
My Care Record enables health and care professionals to access information about you to improve your care.
Old Harlow Health Centre is part of My Care Record, an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. Wherever possible, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other services when it is needed for your care. For example, a hospital doctor, community nurse, or social worker involved in your care could view the information they need from your GP record. More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found on the
My Care Record website www.mycarerecord.org.uk
Statement of Intent - Information Technology
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments; click here to read ours.
Accountable / Named GP for all patients
All patients registered at the Old Harlow Health Centre have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery, you are entirely free to go on doing so as before.
Safeguarding Young People
Click here to read our statement
Infection Control Annual Statement 2018-19
Infection control statement 2019