We are an innovative 'super-partnership', having merged 10 GP Practice Partnerships across Colchester and Tendring. Together, we care for approximately 120,000 patients and are very much 'At The Heart of Primary Care' in North East Essex.

The Colte Partnership




                           Patient Guidance on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)                               

25/02/2020:  Coronavirus - A statement from our Chief Operating Officer


On Tuesday the 25th February 2020, two Branches of The Colte Partnership took precautionary measures as a result of unrelated incidents where Patients attended presenting with a potential case of Coronavirus.

Both Branches followed national guidelines and were closed until further notice to allow for a deep clean to be completed.


It is hoped that both Branches, West Mersea Medical Practice and Rowhedge Medical Centre, will reopen on Wednesday the 26th February 2020.


The safety of Patients and Team Members is our highest priority and both teams acted swiftly in response to the respective incidents.

You can support your Practice by following the NHS and Public Health Guidelines, below:

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)

  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

  • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus


Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.



Martin Chapman

Chief Executive Officer

The Colte Partnership


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