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The dispensary at John Tasker House will be closed between 1pm and 2pm daily until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

From Friday 21st May 2021, Doctorlink will no longer be available to our patients. If you have a non urgent request or need a Fit Note please contact us online using the link on the home page below. 

The NHS PRESCRIPTION FEE will be £9.35 per item from the 1st April 2021.

Please note that from Monday 15th June all patients entering either surgery will be required to wear a face covering. The face covering should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Patient Access has been re-branded to make it clearer and easier to use.  The new web address is and the link on this page of our website has been

If you are due for your Annual Asthma Review please click on 'Asthma Review' under 'Further Information' and complete the questionnaire.

HUB appointments - To cancel a weekend or evening appointment at the Dunmow Clinic please call 07880 398840 or 111 and select option 3.

For EMERGENCIES WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED call 111 or go to (for people aged 5 and over only).  NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and calls to this service are free from both landlines and mobiles. 

We are in the process of moving our online ordering of repeat prescriptions for patients over 18 years to a new system. Patients will need to attend the surgery with photographic ID (Photo Driving Licence, Passport etc.,) to register for the new service.  When they have registered for the new service patients will also be able to book appointments on-line and view their medication, allergies and immunisations. When you have received your registration details from the surgery please click on the Patient Access button below to access the service.  

Preventative Care

We are keen to promote healthy living and disease prevention at John Tasker House and Felsted Surgeries, our practice nurses and Health Care Assistant offer a wide range of services available to all patients.

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  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Blood Tests
  • ECGs
  • Spirometry
  • New Patient checks
  • Smoking cessation

Please make an appointment with the practice nurse for 

  • Audiology checks (John Tasker House only) 
  • Cervical Screening
  • Dressings and Stitch Removal 
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Ear Syringing
  • Minor Injuries  

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Blood Pressure checks are available to patients who have been advised by their GP to have their Blood Pressure checked regularly.

Cervical Screening

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 are strongly advised to have regular Cervical Screening.

Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccinations are available annually to all patients over 65 years of age or those patients in specific at risk groups. Vaccinations are usually available from October to January.


Pneumonia Vaccination

Pneumonia Vaccinations are available to all patients over 65 years of age or those patients in specific at risk groups. This vaccination is available at any time and is only given once.

Smoking Cessation Clinics

Should you wish to give up smoking, help and advice is available in our Smoking Cessation Clinics.

Termination of Pregnancy

Patients can self-refer to Marie Stopes UK  by calling 0345 300 8090.  This is an NHS funded service.  For more information go to

Family Planning

All GPs and practice nurses at both surgeries offer routine contraception services and advice on all aspects of Family Planning. These include pill checks, coil fittings/checks, cap fittings/checks, implants, condoms and emergency contraception. The GPs also give advice on sterilisation and vasectomies.

The surgeries also offers two specialist services: pregnant8

  • Family Planning Clinic (John Tasker House Surgery only) - available to anyone requiring contraception services or family planning.
  • Essex C-Card Scheme Outlet - designed to provide easy access to condoms for young people under the age of 20 free of charge.

You do not need to be a registered patient at either of the surgeries to make use of the above services.


The surgeries offer a shared care package with the midwives and consultants at four local hospitals, Princess Alexandra in Harlow, Broomfield in Chelmsford, The Rosie in Cambridge and William Julian Courtauld (WJC) Unit in Braintree.

If you think you are pregnant and have carried out a home pregnancy test, you can book directly with maternity services at approximately 6 weeks at the following hospitals:

Broomfield, Chelmsford and WJC, Braintree - 01245 362305
Princess Alexandra, Harlow - 01371 877415

If you would like to be seen at The Rosie, Cambridge please make an appointment with your GP at approximately 6 weeks. If you have any problems please contact the surgery sooner.

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  • 6 week checks  - both surgeries offer routine 6 week checks for new babies.  Please ring your surgery for an appropriate appointment.
  • Immunisations - both surgeries also offer childhood immunisation programmes as recommended by the Department of Health.


When to immunise

What is given

Two months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB and Hepatitis B






Meningitis B

Three months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB and Hepatitis B



Four months old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB and Hepatitis B




Meningitis B

Around 12 months old

HIB and Meningitis C


Meningitis B

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)



Three years four months to five years old

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio


Measles, Mumps and Rubella booster (MMR)

Thirteen to eighteen years old

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio


Meningitis ACWY

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