Welcome to Beccles Medical Centre
Welcome to our website. We hope you will find the information provided is useful and that the website is easy to navigate. We have included information about the practice and our services as well as general information about health and wellbeing. There are also links to enable you to use EMIS Access to book appointments or order prescriptions online as well as provide us with certain information about you such as any change of address. (You will need to register to use EMIS access - please ask at reception for details).
Please feel free to provide us with any feedback.
Beccles Medical Centre serves more than 20,000 patients from the town of Beccles and the surrounding villages. The practice is housed in three adjacent buildings in the grounds of the local community hospital.
Medical Students & Registrars
Beccles Medical Centre is a teaching and training practice. The practice is involved in teaching years 2, 3, 4 and 5 medical students from the University of East Anglia. Dr G Collins is a Senior Honourary lecturer at UEA and leads the teaching of medical students with the involvement of the other GPs at the practice. You will be informed if a medical student is present at a clinic and if you do not wish the student to be present during your consultation, please inform the reception staff.
As a training practice, the surgery is registered to have GP Registrars who operate under the guidance of Dr C Wiggins. Video recordings of consultations are often carried out for training purposes and remain confidential. All recordings will be deleted the next day and consent forms will be offered when needed.
Dr Emily Clark started at the practice on Wednesday 7th August and will be working under the guidance of Dr C Wiggins for one year.
New Appointment System
Beccles Medical Centre are changing their appointment system from 13th May 2013 and introducing a new system that will help patients to get the appointment they need, when they need it.
When patients want advice about a health problem, they will be able to have a telephone appointment on the day that they call. This will be directly with their doctor by phone (or another doctor if their GP is absent). The patient and doctor will agree how to deal with the health problem on the day - which may include coming in for an appointment.
For more information please view the Appointments page.
Flu Vaccination Clinics 2013
Flu is a highly infection illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus.
Patients that are eligible for a flu vaccine include those:
- Aged 65 and over
- Currently pregnant
- With a serious heart condition
- With a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma, bronchitis and COPD
- With serious kidney disease
- Diagnosed with diabetes
- With lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- That have problems with their spleen or have had their spleen removed
- That have ever had a stroke
All Saturday flu clinics will run from 08.30am - 11.30am on the following dates - no appointments required:
- Surnames A - G: Saturday 28th September
- Surnames H - R: Saturday 5th October
- Surnames S - Z & catch up: Saturday 19th October
If you do not wish to have a flu vaccine this season, please contact the practice on 01502 712662, or email the practice at firstname.lastname@example.org or text the practice on 07932 052326. Please ensure you include your name, date of birth and address in your message.
(Site updated 01/11/2013)