The Covid-19 vaccine is now being rolled out across west Essex. Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 and the people that provide care to them are being prioritised first. Please do not contact us for your vaccine – wait to be called. In line with national guidance and to protect those who are the most at risk first, the vaccine is initially being offered in the community to people aged over 80. You will be contacted when it’s your turn for a vaccine. Even if you are fit and healthy, you are still at risk of getting Covid-19, being vaccinated can greatly reduce your risk of getting the virus so please do attend your appointment when called.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The latest guidance from the Government has changed.

If you have either:

  1. A raised temperature or fever and/ or
  2. A new continuous cough and/or
  3. Loss of sense of smell and taste

And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities

 You must call 111 and speak to a nurse

(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)

 You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)

 To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital


There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-

 NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do. 



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


Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon when there is an Education & Training Shutdown.

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 Dita Fridrichova has joined the practice covering Dr Lindford's maternity leave.

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

Dr Ronak Patel (m) - GP Registrar, will be with the surgery until July 2021.

Dr Azza Mohamed (f) - GP Registrar, will be with the surgery until July 2021

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 



We operate a 10 minute appointment system for consultations with the doctors and practice nurses and whilst every effort is made to keep to these times some consultations may take longer. Please be understanding if you are kept waiting.

Making an appointment

To make an appointment please either use the Online appointments link on the our home page or contact us. As the two surgeries are computer linked you may book an appointment for either location in person or by telephone at either surgery. 

Whenever possible you will be given an appointment to suit you with the clinician of your choice. Appointments can be booked on the day or up to 4 weeks in advance. In cases of emergency you will be seen as soon as possible. 

The practice nurses are able to deal with many minor illnesses and other services as you can see on the Clinics & Services page. Please make an appointment with the nurse if appropriate.

Longer Appointments

If you feel you need a longer appointment over and above the normal 10 minutes please advise the receptionist at the time of booking. Some procedures or types of consultation need a double appointment (see the list on the next page).  Please let the receptionist know if you need one of these.

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If you feel that your problem can be dealt with over the telephone rather than by visiting the surgery, short telephone consultations can be booked with a doctor or nurse. Problems most appropriate for this would include minor illness advice, follow-up discussions in respect of test results, medication or reactions along with enquiries regarding relatives.


Children under the age of 16 should normally be accompanied by a responsible adult. However, If the doctor considers them to be mature enough to understand the diagnosis and treatment they can be seen alone.


If you would like a chaperone to be present during your consultation with a doctor or any other health professional you may be consulting at the surgery ( or if you would prefer to be examined by a doctor of the same sex as yourself) please let us know and we will do our best to comply with your wishes.  In certain circumstances, to avoid any misunderstanding, your doctor may wish to have a chaperone present during your consultation.



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