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).
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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.
Adult & child flu vaccines still available
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination, but were unable to attend one of our Saturday clinics, please contact the practice to book an appointment.
All children aged 2, 3 or 4 are eligible for a simple nasal flu vaccination. Children aged 5 - 17 (inclusive) are eligible for a nasal flu vaccination if they are in a clinical at risk group.
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 practice 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.
Introduction of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS2)
Beccles Medical Centre is going live with EPS2 on Friday 21st November 2014. From this date GPs and Nurse Prescribers can generate, sign and transmit a prescription to the patients nominated pharmacy with no need to produce a paper prescription. This electronic management of prescriptions will allow patients to collect their medications from a pharmacy at a location convenient to them - this could be near your place of work.
If you wish to join in this scheme please inform a reception and your medical record will be updated. Alternatively, you can go to your preferred pharmacy and let them know you want them to be your nominated pharmacy. They will then register your details and inform us that you have joined the EPS scheme.
(Site updated 20/11/2014)