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Care & Support

Click on the pages below to find out further information and advice on your health and wellbeing.

Abdominal Screening – Men over 65

The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme for men over 65 years old will soon be inviting patients for screening. An AAA is formed when the main blood vessel in ... [continue] Abdominal Screening – Men over 65

Blue Badge

What is a Blue Badge? A Blue Badge allows some disabled people to park closer to their destination, as they are less able to walk long distances or take public ... [continue] Blue Badge

Find NHS services near you

Are you in need of a local dentist, optician, or a pharmacy? Find an NHS service easily by entering your postcode.

Find your NHS number

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. It is on any letter you receive from the NHS. You do not need to know your NHS ... [continue] Find your NHS number


Do you have a joint or muscle problem? Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Mid Essex. It offers local? tips, advice, and ... [continue] getUBetter

Health & Care Video Library

There are lots of information and advice videos in the Health and Care Video library funded by the NHS. The videos are reviewed regularly by NHS clinicians to ensure they ... [continue] Health & Care Video Library

Low Carb Programme for the Colne Valley PCN

Weight Loss & The Colne Valley Low Carb Project Are you interested in a healthy diet, weight loss, being able to put Type 2 diabetes or Prediabetes into remission? Then ... [continue] Low Carb Programme for the Colne Valley PCN

Mental Health information

Mental Health information and resources for patients (updated 7th April 2020) National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you’re worried about a child, ... [continue] Mental Health information


NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can use the NHS app to: Order repeat ... [continue] NHS App

NHS Health A to Z

Look up information about different conditions and treatments using the NHS Health A-Z.

NHS Live Well

Please use the NHS links for information and advice on healthy living.

Patient advice

The following advice is intended for patients with diabetes who become unwell with Coronavirus. CLICK HERE for Type 1 Diabetes CLICK HERE for Type 2 Diabetes  

Patients Aged Over 75

As part of the NHS commitment to providing more personalised care, from June 2015 all practices are required to provide all their Patients with a named GP who will have ... [continue] Patients Aged Over 75

Social Prescriber

Community Support in the Braintree District Click on the Community Support 360 link below to read about community support available to you  – community transport, Essex Wellbeing Service, Citizens Advice, ... [continue] Social Prescriber

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems. Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a ... [continue] Who should I see?


For information on the NHS Cervical Screening Programme for lesbian and bisexual women, click this link lesbian-bisexual-leaflet-sep09

Date published: 9th November, 2021
Date last updated: 9th November, 2021