Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. Covid alert – Individuals returning from Denmark should not be seeking routine outpatient, ambulatory or primary care, elective treatment while in their 14 days of isolation after their return.  If you have recently returned from Denmark please call 111 for further advice regarding access to health care services during your isolation period.

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***Please note: All Mid-Essex surgeries are closed on the following dates from 12.30pm for staff training***

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Thursday 29th July 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021

Thursday 28th October 2021

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine – Information for patients

Church Lane Surgery is part of the Braintree Primary Care Network working in collaboration with all Braintree GP practices on the Covid-19 vaccination rollout.

We are now receiving vaccines and actively calling patients to book in first vaccinations.  We are following the Government specific guidance on priority cohorts so please do not contact the practice as we will be proactively contacting you.  Details of the Government priority cohort list can be found on the website.

However, if you have received a letter from the Government to say you are now eligible it is possible you may be able to book into a vaccination centre on-line.  If this of interest please visit

In the meantime please stay safe and continue to follow the lockdown guidance.

Designated sites for vaccinations have been set up across the country. to learn more click here.

Our new telephone system is now installed.  The new system will give us greater flexibility when we need to change things or add current messaging and will help us to improve the service we offer to our patients by phone.  Please bear with us while we get used to the new system.

Flu Clinics

The Government and NHSE have now approved the offering of flu vaccinations to patients in the 50-64-year old age group range.  We will be actively contacting patients by text message and other means during the coming weeks but please call us if you would like to book for a flu vaccination with our nursing team.  Alternatively, your local Pharmacy will also be able to do this vaccination for you.

Please note that we still have a duty to ensure social distancing and robust infection control  procedures so foot-flow through the practice will be closely monitored for the safety of patients and staff.

Please do not come to the surgery without an appointment. COVID-19 Vaccinations are now taking place- please wait to be contacted for your appointment or click here for more information.

Keeping you safe when you visit us We’re following government guidelines to make sure all our premises are up to standard and safe.When you visit us, you’ll see a certificate that confirms we’re complying with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. Please play your part in keeping everyone safe by sticking to the social distancing guidelines. Click here to view our Certificate.

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am until 6.30pm

If your call is a medical emergency, please call 999

For non-emergencies and help outside of these hours, please call 111

Doctorlink connects you to local NHS services, allowing you to check your symptoms confidentially online, 24/7, and book face to face appointments with your own GP, when you need them. Find out more here


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Opening times

Monday: 8am – 6.30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday: 8am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 8am – 6.30pm
Friday: 8am – 6.30pm

The surgery does not offer bookable appointments at weekends.

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Contact us

T: 01376 552 474
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Online services

Did you know you can order prescriptions and book appointments online?
Register at reception or
use online services here.