Open Access Surgeries

Our GPs’ morning surgeries are open access and start at 08:30. These are not pre-bookable. Anyone who turns up before 10:00 will be seen, but remember: these surgeries are very popular and sometimes there can be a wait. It does, however, mean that you can get to see a GP at short notice.

Make an appointment by visiting our Consulting Room.

If you are booking an appointment via the Colchester Medical Practice Patient Online Access website please make sure that you book into the site where you are registered.

Blood Tests

If you are booking an appointment online for a Blood test, a Doctor or Nurse must have requested that you need to have a blood test taken. They will then arrange a blood test form for you and it will be here on the computer ready for when you come to the appointment. If you book an appointment and it has not been requested by a Clinician and no form has been organised you will not be able to have the test done and you will be required to re book at another time.

Seeing your GP

Please note that all pre-bookable appointments are 10 minutes. If you think that you will need more than 10 minutes, or you have more than one health issue to discuss, please ask the receptionist to book a double appointment.

Urgent Appointments:

Please attend open surgery whenever possible. If you are unable to do this please contact the surgery, you may be able to book an appointment with our Nurse Practitioner or arrange for our on-call doctor to contact you to discuss your symptoms. If necessary the doctor will arrange to see you.

Online Patient Access

The Practice is pleased to provide patients with access to its Clinical System via a Secure Web Interface.

You can cancel your appointments, request repeat medication and view your medical records online. To do this you need to register with the practice and obtain a password to enable you to access this service.