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Safeguarding children and young people

Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of all children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children involves:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health and development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable children to have the best outcome (working together 2015)

Safeguarding children and young people refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect all children who are suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm.

Douglas Grove Surgery recognises that all children have a right to protection from abuse and neglect and the Practice accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children with whom staff may come into contact.



Clinics & Services

The doctors and nurses hold various clinics throughout the week to help patients with the control of their disease and to advise on prevention of ill health. If you have any queries on how to access these services, please telephone the surgery and our receptionists will endeavour to assist you.

The practice undertakes research for professional development and to improve individual health care. It may be that the practice will ask you to attend a special clinic to discuss your medical conditions. You will be invited via a personal letter and be recalled again annually for follow up. If you decline this care you will need to inform us and we will remove you form the recall system, however it is strongly recommended you attend to enable the practice to monitor your progress.

Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:

To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01376 512827.

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma / COPD
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Well Man / Well Woman Clinics and health checks for new and elderly patients
  • Family Planning
  • Cervical Smears
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Maternity Services
  • Minor Surgery
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ultrasound

Should you require a chaperone at any of your appointments please ask at reception who will arrange this for you.

Travel Vaccine Clinics

Anyone travelling abroad should make an appointment with the nurse to discuss what vaccinations are required. Please allow plenty of time before travelling to complete all the vaccine courses.

Best Foot Forward Counselling

Individual and couple counselling available in a safe confidential environment here at the surgery, covering abuse, anxiety, bereavement, carer, depression, divorce, low esteem, post traumatic stress, relationship issues, rape, sexuality and stress. 

Please contact Paula (MBACP Dip.Counselling) on 07748 290511 or by email: to arrange appointment and discuss fee.

Community Agents

Community Agents Essex is a countywide network of agents and volunteers who support older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community.

 It is an innovative new partnership:

  • Promoting health and independence
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Finding practical solutions to daily living
  • Providing confidential trusted Information
  • Informing choice and reducing confusion
  • Increasing individual and community resilience

The service is delivered through a community and voluntary sector partnership consisting of Rural Community Council of Essex, British Red Cross, Age UK Essex and Essex Neighbourhood Watch.

If you know of anyone who is struggling to remain living in their own home, a community agent will do home visits to discuss and help with:

  • Mobility issues                            • Healthy living
  • Practical living skills                     • Caring for someone
  • Social inclusion                           • Individual resilience

To arrange a free visit call FREE on 0800 9775858 or email

Mid Essex IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

Every year, four out of 10 people in the UK experience common psychological problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.

The Mid Essex Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme offers a new approach to help adults suffering from common psychological problems.

For further information click on the link below:



Brain Tumours in Children and Young People

10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK each week.  Early diagnosis is critical to ensure our young people get the right support in order to go on and live happy, healthy lives.  HeadSmart wants to see diagnosis times reduced through campaigning to raise awareness of symptoms.  Please click on the link to find out more about the campaign and symptoms to look out for.

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