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Christchurch Blood Test Centre  will re-open on Monday 3rd August 2020

Face Coverings

If after a telephone consultation you are advised by the GP or nurse to attend the surgery please bring your own face covering with you. Face protection worn by patients need not meet the same surgical "types" required of healthcare staff and provided they cover the mouth and nose, any face covering can be used including scarves, bandannas or homemade fabric masks.

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Please note that the vasectomy clinic is continuing to run during the covid epidemic as contraception is an important health need


in response to recent guidance around COVID-19 conronavirus, Christchurch Blood Test Clinic will be CLOSED from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

If you already have an appointment, our operator will be in touch.  Appointments will be available at Broomfield Hospital so please stay on the line to book.  

The Walk-in service will also continue at Broomfield Hospital.  Please go to section A110 and only attend if your blood test is URGENT.  Thank you.


if you are experiencing any symptoms of the CORONAVIRUS call 111 IMMEDIATELY.

When calling the surgery, if you fail to disclose any symptoms of the coronavirus you are putting our staff and patients at risk.



Please note as from today we are suspending online appointments until further notice due to the Coronavirus.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Coronavirus Information

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Extended Access 

GP and nurse appointments will be available in Chelmsford during the evenings and at weekends.

These appointments are offered at North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at weekends.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member.

Online Services

You can order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

You can now book Billericay - St. Andrews blood test appointments ONLINE

Click the link below to be taken straight to the website

St. Andrews - Online booking

or call 01702 746065.

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm  


Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only.

Vasectomy Clinic

Our clinic is continuing to run during the Covid-19 problem. This is because contraception is an important health need

Book your No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) at Stock Surgery where you will experience the clean, safe, high-tech hospital environment of our operating facility, but with the friendly, comfortable ambience of a village GP surgery. We offer professional expertise with a friendly holistic approach, ensuring that our vasectomy patients will feel confident and at ease to have a really good experience.

Here at Stock surgery we have a highly specified operating theatre. It is the perfect environment for all forms of operation where local anaesthetic is used, including no scalpel vasectomy. We have provided community surgical services with expert advice and support since 2008 and Dr Acorn has performed thousands of vasectomies during that time.

We are located near to Chelmsford, Billericay and Brentwood.

The non-scalpel procedure is the most up to date technique for best possible outcomes. It is the procedure of choice because it has been shown to have a lower failure rate AND a lower incidence of operative complications when compared to more traditional methods. NSV is the procedure you will have when you have your vasectomy with Dr Acorn at Stock Surgery.

NSV differs from traditional vasectomy in the following ways.

  • A hyfrecator (sophisticated electrical cutting device) is used to cut and to cauterise during the procedure.
  • A single small incision in the midline of the scrotum is made instead of two larger incisions, one each side.
  • The tubes are cut and cauterised instead of being tied.
  • The small incision doesn’t require stitches.
  • Special instruments have been designed just for this procedure.
  • The NSV is relatively quick and minimally invasive

You will not feel any discomfort during your vasectomy as we use a micro-fine 31 gauge to instil the rapid-acting local anaesthetic. And you can feel completely at ease welcomed by our friendly, professional staff and in the hands of a highly qualified vasectomy surgeon (Dr Acorn) with many years experience. There are excellent road links via M25 and A12 from surrounding areas and we have a large free carpark.

If you think vasectomy is the contraceptive for you, make sure you get a no scalpel vasectomy. Unfortunately vasectomy procedures are now no longer available as an NHS treatment in Mid-Essex, but we are able to offer patient funded NSV at an affordable price here at Stock Surgery. For bookings arranged from 1st March 2020 the total cost including semen analysis is £320; you will not find a better service nor better value!

Please make sure you read and comprehend the No Scalpel Vasectomy information sheet thoroughly, before you make a decision – vasectomy is a permanent contraceptive. Please click on the following links to download further information about the operation. They are all in PDF format:

No Scalpel Vasectomy Information Sheet

Vasectomy Consent Form

After the Operation

Copy of leaflet you may have received from your GP


How to book your appointment...

You do not need a GP referral, but you will need to have a phone consultation with Dr Acorn to check for any health issues and to make sure you are aware of all the considerations required for making a fully informed decision in asking for permanent contraception

  1. It is really helpful if you can have already decided on a preferred date for your operation prior to making contact (operating is ALWAYS on a Monday afternoon and the waiting list is usually around 4-6 weeks
  2. Once the date has been agreed, Dr Acorn will do the telephone consultation
  3. You will then need to provide your name, DOB, address and email address
  4. You will receive an email that confirms your appointment, gives payment details and gives information about the preparation for your operation.
  5. Make your payment. Turn up for your operation. If you have an office job, you can return to work the next day!
  6. On the day of your operation you will be given information for arranging post operative semen analysis to be done approximately 16 weeks after.


 ... so to arrange for your operation, decide on your preferred dates and email your phone number to or text 07932 006400 to ask for a phone consultation and Dr Acorn will call you back.

PLEASE DO NOT email without leaving a phone number!

PLEASE NOTE: if you make a booking and then with insufficient notice you cancel or postpone there will be a charge made


a few recent testimonials:

Mr W, Waltham Abbey "Dr Acorn and his staff were absolutely fantastic and made the whole experience easy to overcome"

Mr W, Chelmsford "Dr A was excellent, put me at ease"

Mr P, Stock "I was put immediately very much at ease and felt comfortable and well taken care of throughout"

Mr H, Benfleet "Very professional, felt comfortable and relaxed"

Mr S, Sidcup "Very straight forward and professional experience. A calm environment with excellent staff. I hardly knew what was happening!"

Mr C, Braintree "As painless and uncomplicated as you could wish for. Friendly and professional"

Mr H, Westcliff-on-Sea "Dr Acorn and his assistant nurse were very nice and really helped create a relaxed environment during the whole process"

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