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If you have travelled to or from China in the last fourteen days or have been in contact with someone who has and have flu like symptoms - please do not come to the surgery - please telephone NHS 111 - dial 111.

Are you eligible for a FLU Vaccine but not yet made an appointment?  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

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

EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - 27th February 2020 from 12.30pm onwards - when we have a shutdown -  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 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 Nicola Howard will be joining the practice on 2.2.2020.

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 until February 2021.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the eighteen months until August 2020

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 




Crocus Medical Practice  operates  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.

If you have travelled to or from China in the last fourteen days or have been in contact with someone who has and have flu like symptoms - please do not come to the surgery - please telephone NHS 111 - dial 111



As of 20th January 2020 the Crocus Medical Practice telephone number will be 01799 522327 ONLY.

(01799 530228 & 01799 524224 will be discontinued)


Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. If you are worried about possible symptoms or would like further information, please visit:


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 Accessible Information Standard sets out a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, service users, carers and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss - please contact us if you need any communication support, or for more information visit;






Please let the surgery know if you cannot attend your appointment so they are not wasted!

Thank you


Routine Appointments

You can now see a GP, Nurse/Healthcare Assistant outside of the surgery opening hours.

The West Essex evening & weekend appointments are provided by HUC (Hertfordshire Urgent Care)

offers additional, pre-booked appointments at convenient times to suit your needs. 

These operate from 6 Locations  across Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford and appointments are booked through your GP practice. It is not a ‘walk-in’ service and is for booked appointments only.

Evening and Weekend GP appointments are available seven days a week for all patients, during the following times:


-       Weekdays between 18.00 – 22.00

-       Saturdays and Sundays


Appointments are available at:


  • Loughton Health Centre - Loughton
  • Limes Medical Centre - Epping
  • Market Square Medical Centre – Waltham Abbey
  • Dunmow Community Centre – Great Dunmow
  • Stansted Surgery - Stansted
  • Hamilton Practice- Harlow
  • Saffron Walden Community Hospital - Saffron Walden


For full address details and opening times of each hub - See the website below

 Evening and weekend appointments

You can now see a GP or another healthcare professional on weekday evenings and weekends. To book an appointment, please call the surgery.

If you have booked an evening or weekend appointment in West Essex via your GP surgery and need to cancel or change it, please ring NHS111 and select option 3.

To find out more about the service, including the treatment centres where you may be seen, please go to


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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