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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. 


The Surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on Thursday 9th February 2017 for clinical training, the doors will re-open on Friday 10th February at 8:00am. For urgent medical assistance during these times please call 111.


The Rectory Practice and Borough Lane Surgery merged to form Crocus Medical Practice in June 2015, operating from two sites about 4 miles apart - The Old Rectory, 18 Castle Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BP and High Street, Great Chesterford, CB10 1PL.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help to give to our patients. The website is designed to make it easy to gain instant access to information. Please explore this website to learn more about the practice and how we operate. It also includes links to enable you to communicate with the practice electronically. In particular we draw your attention to our tab 'About the practice' which can be accessed from the menu on the right hand side. You will also find a wealth of health-related information.

The doctors and staff take great pride in the quality of the medical services we provide and strive to offer the highest standard of comprehensive, patient-centred and personalised healthcare in a warm and friendly setting.

We are always looking to improve our services so please let us know what you think either by completing a brief patient survey on-line or by using our feedback form.


All practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients, including children. All patients of Crocus Medical Practice have been allocated a accountable GP however this does not prevent you from seeing any other GP at the practice. If you would like to know who your named GP is please ask when you next attend or speak to someone at the surgery.


The surgery receives a high volume of unattended appointments. Please let the surgery know if you cannot attend your appointment

Thank you


You can now see a GP, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant Saturday day time and  Wednesday and Thursday evenings run from Saffron Walden Community Hospital. To book a routine appointment please contact Reception. Please note: This is a ROUTINE appointment system and is not a walk-in-centre. More information can be found on


Car parking

Please park with both care and consideration when attending the surgery at both sites.

Please note that the disabled parking bay is available for registered disabled people only (a Blue Badge must be displayed)

We are part of the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group. CLICK HERE for more details

Important changes to how we handle your personal data - please read  Care.data_patient_poster.pdf

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