Extra GP appointments available in Castle Point and Rochford over winter period

From today (3 January 2017) residents of Castle Point and Rochford will now benefit from extra evening GP appointments this January, with all of the 25 GP practices in the area offering an extended service.

Pre-booked GP appointments will be available at two hubs in Rayleigh and Canvey weekdays from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs, the service is expected to run until April 2017. Ask at your GP practice for details about how to book an appointment.

Healthcare services over the Christmas period

Residents of Castle Point and Rochford will benefit from bank holiday GP appointments over the Christmas period, with 20 of the 25 GP practices in the area offering an extended service.

Pre-booked bank holiday appointments will be available through a local GP federation called GP Healthcare Alliance at two hubs in Rayleigh and Benfleet.

The extended service will operate on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December between 9am and 2pm and on Monday 2 January between 10am and 3pm. Ask at your GP practice for more information.

More support for expectant or new mums announced

Pregnant women and new mothers across Essex with mental health problems are to receive more care and support, thanks to plans drawn up by local clinicians.

New funding has been made available that will see the creation of an improved service in north Essex and an expansion of services in south Essex for expectant or new mums with mental ill health such as post natal depression.

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