Welcome to Ambrose Avenue Group Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Patient Participation Group - Meetings are held at Ambrose Avenue Surgery at 6pm every 1st Monday of each month. If you wish to 'HAVE YOUR SAY' or just find out what the group are all about please feel free to attend. The meetings are open to all our patients.
New Daily Minor Illness Clinics run by our Nurse Practitioner Team, covering all minor ailments. See Your Health section for more details or ring and book an appointment on the day of your minor illness.
SEXUAL HEALTH & LIFESTYLE SERVICE CHANGES 2016/17
Apologies - from 1st April 2016 the Surgery will no longer be able to offer an in house Sexual Health Service (Mirena, Coils and Nexplanon implants) to our patient population. Those who wish to enquire about a coil fitting should now ring 0300 003 1212.
Apologies - from 1st April we will also no longer be offering an in house Smoking Cessation service, please read notes below and for further information please ring 0300 303 9988.
From 1st April 2016 Provide will take responsibility for the delivery of a new Essex Sexual Health Service and Essex Lifestyle Service:
Essex Sexual Health Service
The new Essex Sexual Health Service draws on the experience, innovation and expertise of a number of organisations, including South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, the Health Living Partnership Ltd, and specialist charitable organisations Brook and Terrance Higgins Trust. The new service will deliver the full range of sexual health services, including sexually transmitted infection testing/treatment and contraceptive advice and services. As well as a central point of access, the service have staff based in localities across Essex and has the expertise to reach those who may be vulnerable or have a specific need. The service will include a new online ‘test at home’ STI testing facility provided by SH:24.
The Essex Lifestyles Service
The service will take a holistic approach to improving the lifestyles of people and will offer practical help and support on a range of health-related issues including: stopping smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise and healthy eating. It can also help with emotional well- being issues such as stress, depression and loneliness. The team will also signpost people to other health and care services and are also able to issue ‘social prescriptions’. These are referrals to other groups and organisations that can help the individual.
Both services will have dedicated websites that will provide detailed information for both the public and professional that will also launch on the 4th April: