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Colne Medical Centre is a branch of the ColTe Partnership.

The Partnership are offering appointments outside the normal working hours of the surgery. 

You can now make appointments at times up to 8 pm on weekdays, on Saturdays during the day and Sunday mornings.  You can be seen at any of the following practices at these times; Creffield Medical Centre in Colchester or in Ambrose Surgery at Tollgate.

There is a range of appointments being offered with General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and Physiotherapists.

Please phone the surgery and ask the receptionist to book an appointment.


Welcome to Colne Medical Centre Online

Colne Medical Centre serves the whole of Brightlingsea as well as its surrounding villages and has a branch at Alresford. Our team includes 5 GPs, 2 Senior Nurses, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Health Care Assistants and a Phlebotomist as well as our Practice Manager, administration and reception staff.

We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.

To find more information on how to care for yourself this winter and beyond, visit 

We are part of the ColTe partnership, for more information please visit Colte Partnership


As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.

Join Us

Registering is easy with online pre-registration forms also available and appointment slots to suit most patients’ timetables. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.

When registering with the practice you will be allocated a named, accountable GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. Please contact the practice if you wish to know who this is.

If you have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

Care Quality Commission

The surgery is registered as from the 1st April 2013 with the Care Quality Commission.The Colne Medical Centre was inspected in October 2016.

The Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test is about giving patients the opportunity to provide quick feedback on their care and treatment experience.

You can say what is going well or highlight areas for improvement, either way the practice would value your comments.

Forms are available to complete in the practice, or you can download the form here and return it to the practice. You may receive a text message asking for feedback following an appointment.

(Site updated 11/04/2019)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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