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.
Saturday Flu Clinics 2014
We will be offering walk-in flu vaccines to our 'at risk' patients on the following Saturdays:
- Saturday 27th September 2014: Surnames A - G
- Saturday 4th October 2014: Surnames H - R
- Saturday 11th October 2014: Surnames S - Z and catch up
All sessions will run from 8:30am - 11:30am. No other GP health services will be available during these clinics.
Note that due to nationwide suppy issues, plans for flu vaccination of under 18s are currently on hold. Please check this webpage frequently or contact reception for the latest updates.
NHS England is commissioning a modern data service from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the entire health and social care system. Known as care.data, this programme will build on existing data services and expand them to provide linked data, that will eventually cover all care settings, both in and outside of hospital.
For more information, visit the Care.Data page.
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.
(Site updated 09/09/2014)