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The Limes Medical Centre is a five partner teaching / training practice with a list size of approximately 20,000 patients. We offer GP services across four locations; Epping, Waltham Abbey, Theydon Bois and North Weald. We are a Boating Community Friendly Practice. 

Our Doctors, Nurses and Staff are dedicated to offering a professional service. This website has been designed to keep you up to date with the latest news , opening times and services we offer. You'll have access to practice information such as  how to registerordering your repeat prescription online and a range of other relevant patient resources. 

Update: COVID-19 Vaccinations

How do I get a COVID-19 vaccination?

A: Do nothing until we contact you.

We are currently vaccinating patients aged over 80.

Eligible patients will be contacted inviting them to book an available appointment. These invitations will be sent out in batches to help us manage demand.

Please do NOT contact the surgery prior to receiving a text message or letter as this will only clog our telephone lines preventing access for patients who require medical help.

For those patients who do not have a mobile, be assured that we will be contacting them directly on their landlines or by letter.

Please note: as a surgery we receive an allocation of appointments as they become available.  We do not have control over the number of vaccinations that we receive or the timing of them.  We are working through the eligible groups in accordance with NHS guidelines. 

The priority list received from the Department of Health and Social Care is as follows:


1.) residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2.) all those 80 years of age and frontline health and social care workers

3.) all those 75 years of age and over

4.) all those 70 years of age and over and clinically vulnerable individuals

5.) all those 65 years of age and over

6.) all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

7.) all those 60 years of age and over

8.) all those 55 years of age and over

9.) all those 50 years of age and over


It is estimated that taken together, these groups represent around 99% of preventable mortality from COVID-19.


If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change/loss to your sense of smell or taste):

1. Please do not attend the surgery (contact the surgery by telephone if you require assistance - please note that during this time we are receiving a high number of calls but a member of the Front of House Team will answer your call as soon as possible).

2. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

3. Self-isolate and do not have visitors  – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.

Get a free NHS test to check whether you have coronavirus


For information about eligibility, how to book an appointment and what safety measures are in place, please visit our Flu Vaccination Page


At the practice we have put in place a number of measures to keep our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 crisis, whilst continuing to provide continuity of service and the best possible care.


We have successfully completed our COVID-19 Safe Assessment. 

COVID-19 Secure Certificate



If you require an appointment at the practice, please call and speak to our Front of House Team.

 We are offering the following types of appointments:

  • Telephone consultations

Telephone consultations are available with a number of our  Healthcare Professionals including our Dietician, First Contact Practitioner and Social Prescriber

  • Video consultations

A secure video consultation link will be sent to you via SMS

  • Face-to-face consultations

All patients requiring a face-to-face consultation will be screened. Our vulnerable and shielding patients can also be seen at one of our designated branches (low risk zone known as our 'green site') if required . Our Healthcare Professionals will be wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and patients will be required to wear face coverings.  Patients will be required to wait outside the surgery until asked to enter the building. 


The Limes Medical Centre asks that anyone coming into the practice wears a face covering to cover their nose and mouth - this can be a mask, scarf or bandana. 

GOV.UK Guidance - How to make a cloth face covering



You can order your repeat prescription in the following ways;

  • Online 
  • Post / drop off your request at Epping, Theydon Bois and Waltham Abbey

If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, script tokens can be collected from Epping Wells or a Waltham Abbey pharmacy of your choice.

For more information about ordering your repeat prescription please visit our prescription page. 



As per guidance from the North & South Essex Local Medical Committee, GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments & letters for patients who feel they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering.



If you need to self-isolate you can get an isolation note to give to your employer as proof you need to be off work. You do not need to get a note from the GP -You can access the self-isolation note guidance here.


You can now book your blood test appointments online by visiting using the SwiftQueue system. You can arrange appointments at a location convenient for you and experience shorter waiting times. For more information view thePrincess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Blood Test Leaflet


There is disabled access at all 4 surgery sites with disabled toilet facilities.


If you have any questions, queries or concerns in regards to your care and equality and diversity within the practice, please ask to speak to our Equality and Diversity  Lead.


We hope you enjoy having a look around our website and familiarising yourself with some of the online features. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and Suggestions are always a great way of helping us to continue to enhance the way we look after you. 


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(Site updated 14/01/2021)

Contact Details

The Limes Medical Centre

Contact Telephone

01992 573838
01992 566500
01992 573838
01992 573838 option 2

Thrifts Mead Branch Surgery

Contact Telephone

01992 812450
01992 566500
01992 812450
01992 573838 option 2

North Weald Branch

Contact Telephone

01992 524383
01992 566500
01992 524383
01992 573838 option 2

Waltham Abbey Branch Surgery

Contact Telephone

01992 714088
01992 714088
01992 714088
01992 714088
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