Welcome to Needham Market Country Practice

Needham Market Country Practice is a friendly place to work with a team dedicated to giving the best patient care possible.

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by:

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.


Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

NHS App displayed on mobile phone

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.


When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines


Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?


When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening


Covid Update

Please do not attend the surgery unless you have been asked to do so by a member of staff.

All requests for a consultation with a Doctor should be requested via our eConsult service. If you do not have internet access a member of the reception team will process on your behalf.

If you have a pre-booked appointment and you have Coronavirus symptoms, please DO NOT attend your appointment. This includes a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and / or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face to face contact where possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Face to face appointments are available to all patients where the doctor considers it clinically necessary, but you will be asked to provide us with details of your illness first so your doctor can access what type of appointment would be most appropriate for you.

The system we use to do this is called eConsult and is the chosen system of the NHS as it is a clinical system which provides your GP with all the information they need to make a safe clinical assessment. The system will ask you questions much like a GP would in a face to face consultation, so please take the time to give as much information as you can.

Please note the eConsult Service is available from 6:30am until 6:30pm weekdays and is closed at weekends. Please call 111 for medical assistance over this period or 999 for a medical emergency.

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)