Information for Visually Impaired Patients
Information regarding our services is available in large print for the visually impaired. Please contact the surgery or ask at the reception desk for further information.
Disposal of Clinical Waste and Sharps Bins
Clinical waste (including sharps waste) produced at a domestic property, is considered to be household waste, which is the responsibility of the local authority.
A sharps bin is a specially designed rigid box with a lid that's available on prescription (FP10 prescription form) that can be dispensed, along with medication.
Epping Forest District Council has in place arrangements for the disposal of used sharps bins and other clinical waste and can be contacted on 01992 564 000 for any queries.
Forms are available from the reception desk or can be downloaded below:
Clinical Waste Collection Form
Non-hazardous Waste Collection Form
Once the form has been filled please hand in at the reception desk. The form will then be given to a GP for signature. Please note Market Square Surgery is unable to accept clinical waste (including sharps waste) from patients.
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
If you would like to join our patient participation group please fill in our registration form and hand in at the reception desk. We meet regularly to discuss ways in which the service in the practice can be improved.
Evening and Weekend GP Service
When the surgery is closed
If you require urgent medical assistance out of surgery hours please contact NHS111. To get help from NHS111, you can:
• call 111
• go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls to this service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
Evening and weekend appointments
You can now see a GP or another healthcare professional on weekday
evenings and weekends. To book an appointment, please call the surgery. To find out more about the service, including the treatment centres where you may be seen, please go to:
If you have booked an evening or weekend appointment in West Essex via your GP surgery and need to cancel or change it, please ring NHS111 and select option 3.
Health Help Now
New digital tool launches to help people find the right treatment
A new digital tool to help people find local health services and advice launches today in west Essex. As part of the Evening and Weekend GP service, the Health help Now web site and app gives detailed advice and guidance on the most common ailments and symptoms. The tool also recommends the best place for treatment – showing which nearby services are open.
West Essex residents can access the site online:http://westessex.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk/ or search on your smartphone app store for Health help Now.
The app is broken down into different age groups – baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult - making it easier for people to find the right treatment for them. Health help Now also offers advice on lots of health problems – such as what to do if you accidentally run out of medication. It links to local services including pharmacies, the community and voluntary sector and social care.