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    Angel Lane Surgery
  • Clinics & Services

    We offer a range of clinics and services at the practice.

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    Clinics & Services
  • Home Visits

    We offer home visits to patients who are housebound or too ill to attend the surgery.

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    Home Visits
  • Repeat Prescriptions

    Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection within 3 working days.

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    Repeat Prescriptions
  • Patient Participation Group

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment.

This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01371 872122 or visit our website – our opening ours are 8am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

You can also call NHS 111.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

Flu Clinic Information 2020

Our flu clinics are of course going to be very different this year.  Our aim is to get you in and out the surgery as quickly and safely as possible.  We need your help with this, please read and adhere to the notes below in order for this to be a smooth and efficient process.

  • Please arrive as close to your allotted time as possible please DO NOT come early or late.  If you do arrive early please do not join the queue, please wait away from the surgery until your appointment time.
  • Please be aware you will need to have your arm exposed, to enable us to get you through as quickly as possible.  Please wear as little clothing on your top half as is practicably (and decently!) possible to avoid having to take off lots of layers.
  • There will be a one way system in place.  Entry will be via the front door, exit will be via the rear fire door.  Signage and staff members will be there to help direct you.
  • We will try and keep the wait time to an absolute minimum but if you have mobility problems and cannot wait we will have chairs available and please speak to a member of staff when you arrive.

As from the 15th June 2020 all patient and visitors to Angel Lane Surgery will be required to wear a face covering when inside the surgery. If any patient arrives at the surgery without a face covering, a medical face mask will be provided in emergencies. This policy will be in place at the surgery until further notice. Children under 2 or patients with breathing difficulties or experience genuine discomfort / distress whilst wearing a face mask, do not need to wear a face covering.

Click here for a guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters for face masks/coverings (.pdf, 187KB)

Patient Text Messaging Service

Angel Lane Surgery is now starting a patient messaging service.  This will allow appointment reminders and Information to be sent to patients.  You will receive a welcome message on your mobile telephone.

Please could you notify the surgery if you receive this message in error or wish to amend any of your details. Messages will only be sent to mobile numbers that are on your clinical record, therefore please ensure the number you have provided us with is still correct.

Important Notice

Unfortunately due to the current pressures and staff shortages, as of The dispensary is only open for the collection of prescriptions between 9.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.30pm. Hopefully this will only be a temporary measure but we apologise for the inconvenience and thank you very much for your understanding and patience.

Changes to our appointment system from Monday 16th March.

From 16th March 2020, we are cancelling all routine face-to-face GP appointments. Instead, we will be offering an enhanced telephone service.

Please click here for further details relating to these changes.


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Contact us online

Use our online service, Doctorlink, to quickly access advice and treatment.

  • Check your symptoms and receive advice 24 hours a day
  • Request an appointment with the surgery if needed
  • Get guidance on the right care
  • Request fit notes


Advice for parents during coronavirus

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. 

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help: click here (PDF, 266KB)

The Dispensary would greatly appreciate your help at this difficult time

Please do not request more than 1 month’s supply of medication at a time.  Patients that request 2 months or more will only receive 1 months’ supply.  We are not able at this time to provide any extra medication.

Please allow extra time for your prescriptions to be processed, 3 working days if possible.  Please do not contact the surgery to ask if prescriptions are ready to collect.  If you have given the appropriate time for collection then your order will be ready to collect.  The dispensary telephone line is receiving a high volume of calls from patients making enquiries; this is taking up a lot of staff’s time which is needed in preparing patients prescriptions.

Thank you


NHS 111 is experiencing very high call volumes from patients that suspect they may have symptoms of the Coronavirus. 

Please can all patients use the link below as there first point of contact. There you will find all the relevant and up to date information and what to do:-

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. 

These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19


Have you been to an affected place in the last 14 days


had contact with somebody with Coronavirus


do you have any of these symptoms?

Cough, fever, shortness of breath

If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and visit the  NHS 111 website for expert advice.

Do not enter this building

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus

If you are not sure what you should do when you are feeling unwell,  you can call NHS 111 for urgent health advice 24 hours a day.

Free to use, NHS 111 advisers and clinicians will help you to find the best service for your needs, whether that’s an out-of-hours GP appointment, emergency dentist or even a referral to A&E. It’s really important to use the right NHS service for your specific symptoms or condition and NHS 111 will help you with this.

Your local pharmacist is an expert in medicines and minor illnesses and a great source of trusted advice on a range of health issues. As well as helping you to get the right over the counter medicine to relieve your symptoms, they will also tell you if something needs attention from your practice nurse, GP, dentist, your local minor injuries unit or urgent care centre.

Important Notice

The Dispensary hours are:

9.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 5.30pm

Angel Lane Surgery
Angel Lane
Great Dunmow
Essex CM6 1AQ

We aim to provide you and your family with the best possible healthcare.

The practice started in Great Dunmow at the turn of the century, moving from the
High Street to its new purpose-built premises in 1986.

We are a dispensing practice in this semi-rural market town.

Care Navigation is on its way……

Our receptionists will now be known as ‘Care Navigators’ and are here to help you to see the right person for your health needs.

Please do not be offended when they ask you what the problem is when you call to make an appointment.

This will enable them to navigate you to the correct and most appropriate health professional.

Care Navigator Information

Please click here for an all-text version of this notice.


To try and keep waiting times to a minimum, doctors will only deal with one problem per appointment. If you have more than one issue you would like to discuss with the doctor please book a double appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Practice Manager
March 2018

Please note that all calls made to and from the surgery are recorded

Patient Notice

As from April 1st 2015 all patients registered at the practice will have a named GP. If you are over the age of 75 years old you will be informed in writing, if you are under this age and wish to know the name of your GP please contact the surgery. You will still be able to see the GP of your choice, the named GP will be responsible for the patients overall care.

You can now see a GP at the weekend and in the evenings too

When the surgery is closed

If you require urgent medical assistance out of surgery hours please contact NHS111. To get help from NHS111, you can:

  • call 111
  • go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)

NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls to this service are free from both landlines and mobiles.

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. To find out more about the service, including the treatment centres where you may be seen, please go to https://hucweb.co.uk/services/gp-extended-access/

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.

If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service to make sure you get the best treatment. Choose Well. Click here for more information.

 You can now book your appointments and reorder medication online. Before you can use this system, please contact reception to gain the appropriate details.

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Emergency medical attention between 6.30pm – 8am,
and at weekends and Bank Holidays

NHS 111 - Tel: 111

We are pleased to announce that our 2015
Patient Participation Report is available

Click here for the details

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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