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The FLU Season is fast approaching - if you eligible for a free FLU Vaccination please call the surgery to make an appointment.

FLU appointments for the Over 65's are available from 30.9.2019

FLU appointments for the Under 65 'At Risk' patients will be available from 11.10.2019. 

GREAT NEWS - CQC Report - Marked the practice GOOD in all areas!

EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - Wednesday 18th September 2019 from 12:30pm until Thursday 19th September 2019 at 8:00am. If you need medical attention and are unable to wait until the next day, please phone 111 or in an emergency dial 999. 

Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon on 18th September 2019.

If you require urgent medical assistance, which is not life threatening but cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111.  Calls to the NHS111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  For a life threatening medical emergency dial 999.

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP                                 
We need some volunteers to join our Patient Participation Group to help us to ensure that we are providing the services you need from us. We would like to be able to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery. If you can spare a little time please complete the form below or ask for one from reception.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Amy Stiles has joined the practice.

We are pleased to announce that we now have two registrars, two physiotherapists and two paramedic practitioners working with us at the practice

Dr Arham Munawar (f) - new GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the next six months.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the eighteen months until August 2019

Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.

Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics 


Small and friendly

Crocus Medical Practice is a local friendly practice operating from two sites about 4 miles apart - The Old Rectory in Saffron Walden and High Street, Great Chesterford.  All our clinical staff and receptionist/dispensers work at both sites and all patients are welcome to attend at either surgery.  Our computer systems and telephones are linked.

Patients are people

We are interested in our patients as people and aim to take into account their circumstances, families or any other problems which could affect their response to illness. We also strongly believe in the personal doctor/patient relationship and the continuity of patient care. In this respect you should always be able to see the doctor or nurse of your choice although you may have to wait longer for an appointment with him/her.

Accommodating staff

The practice  consists of eight GPs, two Registrars, one Nurse Practitioner, four Practice Nurses, four Health care Assistants as well as our Practice Manager, HR Manager and Finance Manager; receptionist/dispensers and administrative team.  All our staff believe in patient care and will go out of their way to assist wherever possible.

Education and training

We strongly believe in education and are an accredited training practice. We welcome our trainee GPs (Registrars) who are qualified doctors undergoing specific extra training to become GPs of the future. They are with us for 6-12 months at a time. We encourage and support all our staff to achieve further qualifications/ competencies and also teach medical students for short blocks, during the year, in general practice.

Health services - reactive and pro-active

We offer a full general practice service. As well as treating illnesses, we are proactive in the management of chronic diseases, such as asthma and diabetes, and in encouraging our patients to reduce the risk of future health problems.  We work very closely with our Community Staff and have a visiting dietitian and counsellor.

Dispensing services

We are a dispensing practice which means that we are able to dispense medication to any of our patients who live more than a mile (1.6km)from a chemist. 

Our Dispensaries are closed between 1pm-2pm Monday - Friday

Availability of appointments

We have pre bookable appointments up to four weeks in advance; On Line bookable appointments; On the Day appointments and Urgent on the day appointments.  Appointments are available with our Doctors, Registrars, Nurse Practitioner, Paramedic practitioners and Physios.  Our receptionists will help direct to the most appropriate Health Care professional.


We actively promote research opportunities to our patient population. We are accredited as a RCGP Research Ready site and are currently undertaking diabetes, cardiology and endocrine reseach studies.



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