Opening Hours

Forest Practice

Day Opening hours
Thursday 18 July
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 July
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 July
Sunday 21 July
Monday 22 July
8am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 23 July
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 July
8am to 6:30pm

Evening and Weekend Appointments

You can now see a GP or another healthcare professional on weekday evenings and weekends. To book an appointment, please call the surgery.

If you have booked an evening or weekend appointment in West Essex via your GP surgery and need to cancel or change it, please contact the surgery on  02085084580 and press option 1.

When We Are Closed

If you require urgent medical assistance out of surgery hours please contact NHS111. To get help from NHS111, you can:

  • call 111
  • go to (for people aged 5 and over only)

NHS111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls to this service are free from both landlines and mobiles.

Walk-in Centres

NHS walk-in centres provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week. You don't need an appointment and will be seen by an experienced NHS nurse.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Click here for advice on When to call an ambulance

Click here for advice on When to attend Accident and Emergency


NHS 111 Online

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.

Christmas Opening Hours

We will be CLOSED 25th - 26th December 2024

We will  be open

27th December 2024 8:00am  – 6:30pm

30th December 2024 8:00am – 6:30pm

31th December 2024 8:00am – 6:30pm

The telephone lines will open at 8.00am and the doors will open at 8:30am

We will be CLOSED 1st January 2024

2nd January 2024 - Normal hours Resume 8:00 – 18:30