NHS England has now made a decision about the South Essex Managed Care (SEMC) contract at Wickford Health Centre and that practice will be closing. Patients are being asked to register at a new practice and we expect that a number of patients will register at our surgery. We have a plan in place to make sure patient registration is as smooth as possible. We have new administration staff members and increased GP capacity starting next week (week commencing 20 November 2017). We will therefore have additional appointments available for patients from that date. As always, any patient with an urgent medical issue can be seen on the day once assessed by our duty doctor.