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Welcome to The Beacon Health Group

The Partnership of Drs McAllister, Plate, Hunt, Brock, Dollery & Mrs L Hunt

The Beacon Health Group Partnership operates over three sites. The main site (Danbury Medical Centre) is based in Danbury. We have two branch sites, Mountbatten House Surgery (based in North Springfield) and Moulsham Lodge Surgery (based in central Chelmsford). Across all sites we have 17 GPs, 3 Emergency Paramedic, 2 Clinical Pharmacist, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 9 Practice Nurses and 3 Health Care Assistants providing appointments. Danbury Medical Centre has always been an accredited GP training practice and now we are pleased to receive the endorsement for us to extend this facility over to our Springfield site too. The partnership have applied to gain trainer endorsement for their third practice based at Moulsham Lodge.

The Beacon Health Group is now able to offer our patients a wider variety of services ranging from chronic disease clinics to minor surgery services (performed within the new purpose built Minor Surgery Suite based at Danbury). We also provide Friday extended morning appointments between 7.00am-8.00am, Monday and Wednesday evening appointments between 6.30pm-8.00pm provided by GPs and Nurses.

Patients now have the flexibility to choose the location they wish to visit and the appointment time they wish to attend. Patients will also have a greater choice of clinician operating from both sites. With our patients at the forefront of every decision made, the Beacon Health Group offers further value to the health of our existing patients an also that of new patients coming to the area.


Please note the dispensary phone lines are now available between   11am-1pm.


As from the 1st April, 2019, the price per item on a prescription will be £9.00

Online Appointments

From the 1st July, 2019 we will be offering more pre bookable online appointments for Doctors and Nurses.

If you have not already signed up for this service then please ask the Receptionist for an online access form and you will need to provide photo ID


Please be aware that as from the 11th February, 2019 the appointment

system for The Beacon Health Group is changing.


Monday and Friday

Book on the day appointments only

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Book on the day appointments and 14 day

pre bookable appointments

If you need to be seen today and cannot book an appointment

you will be put on a triage list where you will receive a call

from a Clinician.  If they feel it necessary you may be offered an

appointment at either one of our three sites to see one

of our Clinicians


Practice Shut Down - Future Dates

All practices in Mid-Essex will be closed from 12.30 on the dates below.

Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out of hours care for our patients from 12:30 until 18:30 and our telephones will be diverted to the care provider during this time.

  • Tuesday  12 March 2019
  • Thursday 11th April 2019
  • Tuesday  14th May 2019
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Thursday 10th October 2019
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019
  • Wednesday 11th December 2019

Bank Holidays 2019

  • Tuesday 1st January 2019
  • Friday 19th April 2019
  • Monday 22nd April 2019
  • Monday 6th May 2019 
  • Monday 27th May 2019
  • Monday 26th August 2019
  • Wednesday 25th December 2019
  • Thursday 26th December 2019

We will be starting our Flu Vaccination clinics week commencing the 9th September for eligible patients 

More information on when appointments can be booked will follow.

Patient Notice - Extended Access

Part of the GP Forward View is a requirement for practices in all Clinical Commissioning Group areas to provide Extended Access to all of their residents.   This is a service commissioned by Mid Essex CCG.  Appointments under the Extended Access scheme would be available Monday to Friday 6.30pm-8.00pm as well as Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

The Beacon Health Group submitted a business case to the Mid Essex CCG to provide this service but this was unfortunately unsuccessful.  The successful bidder, as chosen by the CCG, is a practice based in Colne Valley who will be providing the Extended Access to all practices within Mid Essex CCG.

We welcomed BBC Essex Radio to the Beacon Health Group in celebration of 70 years of the NHS

The Beacon Health Group were very excited to  be invited to participate with the BBC Essex breakfast show based at Danbury Medical Centre all morning on the 5th July, discussing the diverse workforce within the NHS today and changes it has seen over the last 70 years. We are very proud to be part of something great!


The NHS Accessible Information Standard is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand.   Please see the following guidance below:

The Accessible Information Standard

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