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Published by Clint Strutt (Chair) - Caradoc Patient Participating Group (PPG)

There is one local NHS General Practice surgery in Frinton, Caradoc Surgery, with two other local surgeries located locally in Walton and Thorpe. (Details below)

Caradoc Surgery, Station Approach, Frinton on sea, Essex, CO13 9JT - 01255 850101
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Walton Medical Centre, Vicarage Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8PA - 01255 674372

Thorpe-le-Soken Sugery, High Street, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, CO16 0EA - 01255 861850

The Caradoc Surgery


Caradoc Surgery operate a triage system whereby on the day appointments require you to telephone the surgery between 0800 and 10:00 on 01255 850101, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. You will be asked for a brief reason for your appointment request, you will be added to the triage list where a clinician will assess your request and you will receive a telephone consultation or a face to face appointment. Please ensure you have your phone available to receive the call.

If you require a nursing appointment, this can be made by calling the surgery anytime after 10am.

Alternately if you require urgent attention please telephone 999 or attend the Urgent Treatment Centre's.

An alternative to phoning is to use their online services. If you have a smartphone you can download the NHS app where you can add yourself to the triage list on the morning which suits you. You can also register for system online via the Caradoc Surgery website.
Please be aware that the Surgery receives a high volume of calls with limited number of phone lines. Although the staff work extremely hard to process all calls in a timely manner, there could be a delay in answering your call during high volume periods.

Further information can be found on the Caradoc surgery's website: were you are able to:

It is vital that if you are unable to make an appointment, you contact the surgery A.S.A.P. via the email, NHS app, in person or via phone to cancel or re-arrange.

Extended Hours – Clinics

GP, nurse and nurse practitioner appointments are also available during the evenings and weekends. Caradoc Surgery is part of the Ranworth PCN which includes Ranworth Surgery, 103, Pier Avenue Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1NJ 255 422587 and Clacton Community Practices. Extended access appointments will be offered at Ranworth Surgery, Pier Avenue, Clacton on sea.

Extended Hours' Clinics are:
Mon-Fri 18:30 - 20:00, and Sat and Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00
See more information regarding extended hours at

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs)

UTCs are available at both Colchester Hospital and Clacton Hospital and include the following services:

Minor Injury service Clacton Hospital

Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1LH 01255 2012717
Open 7 days a week 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.

This service is a "Walk-in Centre" and will treat problems such as:

Colchester Urgent Treatment Centre

Turner Road Colchester CO4 5JL 01206 747474

For urgent help, not emergencies. If you are seriously ill or in need of emergency care, you will still be treated at Colchester Hospital's Emergency Department (A&E). If you are not sure what care you need, you can contact NHS 111 by phone or use the NHS 111 symptom checker.

You will find the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Colchester Hospital at the front of the Emergency Department (A&E)

You should only come to the Emergency Department if you are really unwell or have had an accident. If you do need to come to the Emergency Department, a nurse will see you and decide where you need to go for treatment.

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