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June 2014: Save Our Surgery - we are in crisis. Please see home page for more information and to support us.

April 2014: Dr Bell's daugther completes The London Marathon for MIND in memory of Dr Bell. You go girl!!! Click here to read more and sponsor her.

April 2014: Please click here to read the latest Patient Participation Group newsletter

March 2014: The patient participation Group has now published its annual PPG Report 2013-2014. See home page or Patient Group page for more information 

March 2014: Difficulty getting an appointment? In February 193 appointments were missed, 42.5 hours of surgery wasted. Please let us know if you cannot make your appointment.

Jan 14: Important: - Patient Data Sharing. Please read this important information explaining patient data GP Practices may be required to share with NHS England. Every household will be sent a leaflet during Jan 14 about this.
Care Data Leaflet
Care Data Opt Out Form
Patient FAQs

November 2013: The patient group has released second version of a Local Directory of here

Dr Hooper Raised: Over £800
"Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored me for my 13 mile walk in aid of MIND" Dr Hooper.

Tea Party Raised: Over £2000
Thank you to everyone who attended our tea party in aid of Farleigh Hospice on Friday 21st June

MIND Money Raised: £1216.10
Thank you to all patients who donated in memory of Dr Martin Bell

June 2013: Contact our patient group via their new email:

June 2013: What's Happening to the NHS. Interesting article written by the British Medical Association

March 2013: Read our Patient Participation Group Report.
Click to download:
PPG Executive Summary-March13
PPG Full Report-March13

7th May 2013: Dr Bell's registered patients have now been re-registered with our other GP Partners. This does not affect your care in any way as we do no operate lists at Whitley House so you can see any doctor or nurse.

Save Our Surgery

Government changes to our GP contract mean we face losses of over £600,000 in the next 7 years. Patient services will suffer. Please click here to read more and support our campaign to save our surgery and put patients first. The NHS is in crisis. Please sign the Royal College of GPs petition to support our surgery and write to our local MP Simon Burns by visiting  Read more about the RCGP campaign by clicking here

Patient Participation Group (PPG): We have now published our annual PPG report 2013-2014.

To read the executive summary click here
To read the main report click here
For all the appendices mentioned in the report, please see the Patient Group page of this website

Whitley House Surgery Download our Practice Leaflet

We are a long established training practice offering a personal, friendly service whilst delivering a high standard of medical care.  The practice was bought by Dr Theo Whitley in 1927 when it was located at Thorneybrook, New London Road (opposite where Marks and Spencer is now). Then it expanded and moved to Moulsham Street, where the surgery was named after Dr Whitley.

The surgery continued to grow and moved to refurbished premises in Writtle Road in September 2003. The building was previously occupied by Marconi and before that Crompton and Co.

Our aim is to provide our registered patient population with high quality, personal health care. We aim to maintain and improve the health of our patients by working in partnership with them. Continuing professional development ensures the entire practice team work within national and local guidelines for the benefit of its patients. Click here to read our full mission statement - the aims and objectives with which we strive to run our organisation.

Online Services

We have serveral online services available at the bottom of this page such as Requesting Repeat Prescriptions, Requesting an Appointment and Cancelling an Appointment

Opening Hours

Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more

Urine and Stool Samples for Testing

If you have been asked to provide a urine or stool sample please note the following restrictions:

1) Stool samples - these must be delivered to the surgery by 12pm because they must be couriered to the hospital for testing. We are unable to store these samples overnight. If you arrive with your sample after 12pm, the only option would be for you to hand deliver it to the hospital yourself.

2) Urine samples - these can be dropped off anytime during surgery hours

Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more

Medical Sick Certificates

Please note - you do not need to see a doctor to get a sick certificate until you have been unwell for 6 days or more. After 6 days a doctor will need to issue a certificate for you. If you subsequently need an extension to this, our reception staff can request this from the doctor on your behalf (you don't have to see a doctor). It takes 48 hours for this to be ready. Please also note we are unable to provide duplicate copies.

Like To Register?

New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more

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