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Elmham Surgery

Elmham Surgery
Holt Road
North Elmham
NR20 5JS

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North Elmham is situated in rural Mid Norfolk, close to the market town of East Dereham.

The area offers a diverse and attractive environment in which to live with easy access to the North Norfolk Coast,  the Norfolk Broads and the historic and lively Cathedral City of Norwich.  Elmham Surgery is located in the busy village of North Elmham with local facilities including a Shop, Post Office, two Pubs,  Primary School, Playing Fields with floodlit all weather tennis courts, Fish and Chip Shop and a Garage.

The market towns of East Dereham, Fakenham, Litcham and Reepham provide the full range of secondary schools, shops supermarkets, vets, cinemas, restaurant etc.  The local area contains National Trust properties and other places of interest and Norwich and Kings Lynn both have theatres and multi screen cinemas.  Norwich has an extensive and attractive shopping area with major department stores.

Regional transport links are being improved and currently offer international flights from Norwich and Stansted Airports, rail links to Cambridge, London etc. via Kings Lynn and Norwich and road links to Norwich or Peterborough (A47) and Cambridge and London (M11)

The Practice is housed in a distinctive building in the centre of the village with pleasant waiting areas overlooking the gardens and natural pond.  There are spacious consulting rooms for the GPs, a variety of treatment and examination rooms for members of the nursing team and PHCT and an administration area upstairs. 

Patients from the surrounding 26 villages are able to register at the practice, which currently has a list size of 9,800.  Referrals are generally made to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, now with its associated Medical School.  The practice dispenses to almost all patients.  The practice is fully computerised using the SystmOnline medical software system and has been a paperless practice since October 2003.

Toftwood Medical Centre

Toftwood Medical Centre
2 Chapel Lane
NR19 1LD

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Swanton Morley Surgery

Swanton Morley Surgery
Dereham Road
Swanton Morley
NR20 4LT

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The population of Dereham is expanding rapidly with substantial new areas of housing both under construction and approved. For a considerable period of time the 3 town based practices had closed lists; to increase capacity locally the Southern Norfolk PCT asked Elmham surgery to prepare a proposal for a new surgery at Swanton Morley, a large village 3 mile outside Dereham.

The practice had approval to run this as a Greenfield Nurse-led PMS 3 year pilot, the surgery accommodation is rented form the private sector and is based on the site of a Nursing Home, which also provides Intermediate Care beds. Swanton Morley Nurse-led Surgery opened February 2004 and it is anticipated that 1500-2000 patients will ultimately use the Nurse-Led Surgery.

New GP, Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse posts have been required to service this increase in the practice list size and duties are divided between the Swanton Morley Surgery and the main surgery in Elmham. This allows GPs and the Nursing Team to rotate between the Elmham and Swanton Morley Surgeries in order to facilitate team working and ensure streamlined healthcare provision across the practice populations.

It is anticipated that the Nurse-Led PMS Surgery will provide new and innovative ways of working for nurses and provide new opportunities for patients to access healthcare. Nursing skills will be maximized with the Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses working at the forefront of their professional boundaries. A Substantial training budget is available to support the professional development of all members of the nursing team.

Phone Lines

Elmham Surgery

01362 668 215

Toftwood Medical Centre

01362 691 196

Swanton Morley Surgery

01362 638 100


  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled WC
  • Induction loop
  • Step free access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs are available on request
  • There is a lift to the 1st floor at Elmham Surgery.

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Please be aware that during busy periods it may be difficult to park your car on the surgery premises.

  • Car Parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Disabled parking

Out of Hours

Enhanced Access

As part of the Mid-Norfolk Primary Care Network, we offer appointments with GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals to enhance access to GP services outside the normal surgery opening times.

Opening Times

  • Weekday Evenings: 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Saturdays: 6:30pm to 8pm
  • This service is for routine appointments only and can only be pre-booked.
  • This is not a walk-in or emergency service and you will need to pre-book an appointment to be seen.
  • If you require urgent care, please contact NHS 111 or, for medical emergencies, call 999.

Life Threatening

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  • you or someone you know needs immediate help
  • you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose

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Urgent But Not Life Threatening

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  • You have an urgent medical issue requiring on the day attention

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  • You need help now, but it’s not an emergency

There will be someone to provide you with advice and to direct you to a clinician if it is necessary.

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