The Pump House Surgery has 3 full-time doctors who manage just under 8,000 patient providing face to face appointments, chronic disease monitoring, telephone appointments, prescription services, provide evidence of illness to third parties (sick certificates), home visits which can be urgent on demand for housebound patients in the community and seven care homes for a large aging population.
Our doctors deal with all communications from hospitals including referrals and outcomes from Colchester General Hospital, Broomfield Hospital, Braintree Community Hospital, Oaks Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Basildon Hospital, London Hospitals. This means when patients attend these hospitals above we receive information regarding the attendance. The doctors have to read and act upon the communication received.
Doctors work with the community team by meeting face to face for patients who are frail, palliative and the safeguarding team.
Our doctors manage patients who have passed away by providing confirmation of death to the crematorium and coroners.
Doctors also have regular reports to write for mental health, safeguarding, adoption/fostering services, employment and insurance companies.
With support of a team of nursing and administration staff, doctors look after the matters arising from primary care.
All our doctors offer maternity services and post natal checks and have recognised experience in Child Health Screening. The doctors will carry out the first Baby Check at 8 weeks and a post natal check. Baby's first immunisations at 8 weeks will be given by our Practice Nurses who will also give subsequent immunisations and childhood vaccinations.
All parents/guardians are advised to bring the baby book for childhood immunisation records.