Surgery clinics

We run a range of clinics, for an appointment or for further details please call our main surgery at Colne Medical Centre on 01206 302522.

  • Antenatal clinic – Tuesday 13:30 – 16:15 run by the midwives.
  • Child health and immunisation – Tuesday 13:00 -15:30. All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old. Please remember to bring your child’s personal health record book for your appointments at the Surgery.
  • Diabetes clinic – led by a GP and nurse practitioner, this clinic offers advice and annual health check-ups.
  • Asthma clinic – one of our practice nurses sees patients to help in asthma care.  Please make an appointment for your annual check up. 
  • Family planning clinic and advice – A full family planning service is available including coil  fitting, removal and advice. We also have clinicians trained to insert Nexplanon contraceptive implants. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse. 
  • Emergency contraception – the morning after pill is effective up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, but it is best taken as soon as possible; so please ask the Receptionist for an emergency appointment. A GP or nurse practitioner will be able to see you for this. You can also purchase the morning after pill from a pharmacist without arranging an appointment.

GP care advisor

Our care advisor Tracey Hogg can assist you with a range of information and advice on subjects including:

  • Benefits, and the completion of claims forms
  • Equipment assessment of your home to include items such as handrails etc.
  • Occupational therapy assessments for home aids.
  • Contact with the appropriate statutory care services.
  • Contact with the appropriate voluntary services.
  • Identify whether you are entitled to any form of grant.

Nursing services

Practice nurses

The practice nurses are available for appointments every weekday morning and afternoon at Brightlingsea.

They can advise on:

  • General health promotion
  • Contraception
  • Sexual health care
  • Family planning

They can perform:

  • Dressings of wounds and leg ulcers
  • Immunisations
  • Cervical smears
  • Suture or clip removal following surgery

Minor injuries

Should you suffer a minor injury such as a laceration, superficial burn or foreign body in the eye the practice nurse will be able to treat you. It may be the case that you are sent to the nearest minor injuries department if an x-ray or further investigation is required.

If you suspect a fracture please visit the nearest minor injuries unit in the first instance.

Please view more information on your nearest Minor Injury Unit, you do not need an appointment for these clinics.

Phlebotomy / blood taking

Please see below the days and times of our phlebotomy clinics:

  • Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 14:00pm