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Welcome to the North Hill Medical Group

North Hill Medical Group serves part of Colchester town centre and a large rectangular area to the north of the town. We have three surgeries: one in town, one in West Bergholt and one in Nayland. Each surgery is open five days a week and offers a full range of routine services. In this way the practice offers a convenient local service where each surgery team gets to know its patients well. At the same time, by working within a bigger group, we are able to offer a wide range of services. These include a dedicated Same Day team which ensures that patients can get help on the day when needed, and in-house referrals to doctors and nurses with particular expertise in certain areas.

Over the last ten years there has been continued major investment in each of our 3 sites, not only in the premises themselves but in equipment and continued training and development of all our practice staff. In 2005 we became an accredited training practice linked with Cambridge University, providing training for medical students and GP Registrars.


We will be launching a new website towards the end of February 2019 which will see greater information available for our patients.  Please note that some of the information on this website has been removed as it is no longer relevant due to the recent changes at the practice.

If you have any questions please email us at and we will answer them accordingly.


North Hill closure notice


We thank our patients for their co-operation during this years difficult flu vaccination campaign. 

We have recently taken our final vaccination delivery and so we will be contacting all patients who have not been invited for their annual vaccination either by telephone or by post to arrange an appointment.

If you have not heard regarding your flu vaccination this year please telephone your usual surgery so an appointment can be arranged with you.

Extended access

The Colte Partnership now offers an extended hours service offering appointments up to 8pm on weekdays & also Saturday & Sunday mornings. These clinics will be held at one of 3 local practices. A range of clinics are available - from GP's to physiotherapists. Please speak to a receptionist who can give you further details on the clinics available & is able to book you an appointment if required.


It is with sadness that we are notifying you that the current lease on the North Hill Surgery and Nunns Road building will shortly come to an end as the owners have decided to sell it.

 The staff of North Hill Surgery will be relocating between our other practices (West Bergholt Surgery, Nayland Surgery and Creffield Medical Centre).

In order to help us manage where we distribute the doctors/nurses and administrative staff we would like to ask you for your opinion on where you would prefer to be seen in the future.

Please ask our reception team for a copy of our questionnaire which asks where you would like to be seen in the future and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions.  Alternatively please find a copy of this questionnaire on our website which you can then email to

We will be producing a “Frequently Asked Questions” document within the next month and this will be available in the surgery or online.

We are aware that this change will cause uncertainty and inconvenience for our patients and we are grateful for your views.

North Hill Letter to Patients

Creffield Medical Group



We want to make our patients aware that North Hill is not closing just relocating.  The staff, both clinical and administrative will be relocated between our existing surgeries.

Creffield Medical Centre is on a bus route and is a 20 minute walk from North Hill Surgery. 

West Bergholt and Nayland Surgery are also on a bus route.

Your SystmOnline (online prescription and appointment booking service) will not change.

You can still have your medications sent to your usual pharmacy - this will not change.

There is parking at Creffield Medical Centre, West Bergholt Surgery and Nayland Surgery.

When will I feel better?

How do I arrange an appointment or a home visit?  Please follow the link below for our information leaflet.

Appointment and visit information

Need to find out where you can go to obtain medical help and advice. Please access the details on this link

What is the right route for me to get medical care and advice

Our practice information booklet is currently being revised due to the merge with Creffield Medical Centre and Layer Road Surgery.  An updated booklet will be available with the launch of our new website.


Information for patients with mobility problems or requiring easy access


Every few months the practice closes for an afternoon to allow us to undertake training for staff and GPs. This means that, on that day only, all our three surgeries close at 12.30pm instead of 6.30pm. On these afternoons, access to a GP is provided through the Out of Hours Service; you will be automatically directed to them from our usual surgery number.

Dates for future training sessions are the 20th February and the 20th March 2019



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