SURGERY CLOSED FROM 12:30 ON THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2022:  The surgery will be closed from 12.30 on Thursday 19th May for staff training.  If you require medical support while we are closed please call NHS 111.  We re-open at 8 am on Friday 20th May.

PATIENT REGISTRATIONS: We are accepting patients onto our list - please check with Reception to see if you are within our catchment area for new registrations.  Please note that if you move away from our practice area you will need to register with a local GP.  We do not keep patients on the list who have moved away.

NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM:  We are pleased to inform you that the practice will be implementing a new telephone system on Thursday 2nd September.  Our new system will introduce significant benefits for our patients:  no more engaged tones, knowing where you are in the telephone queue, along with the ability to request a 'queue busting' call back.  Whilst we are confident that the implementation will be a fairly smooth process, please bear with the team while we get used to working with it.  Thank you for your support with this.

FACE COVERINGS:  In order to protect our patients and staff, we respectfully ask that you continue to wear your face coverings if you attend the surgery for any reason.  We thank you for your support in this matter.

My Care Record:  Privacy Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Addendum.  This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it supplements our main Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).  More information available here.

Blood test appointments: 

These can now be booked online by clicking on the link -

Repeat Prescriptions:  From 1st April 2020 you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions from your local pharmacy or via another third party.  Requests for repeat medication should be made direct to the surgery via any of the following options:

Please do speak to a member of the reception team if you have any queries regarding this change.

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Extended access appoinments

Extended Access


GP and Nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evening and at the weekend.  To book an appointment, contact your Practice.  For more information, visit

Adult with cystitis symptoms?

If yes, please complete this questionnaire and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle. Please drop samples off before 2pm, any samples received after this time will be destroyed.

History of Beauchamp House



Beauchamp House Surgery has been in the current building for many years.  What is the history of the name and the history of the building and its partners?  Where does the name “Beauchamp” House come from?

 Dr. Sir Ivor Beauchamp, a returning missionary founded the practice in the 1940’s and obtained the current building from the local vet!  A different use of medical caring!  He had worked in China as a Christian missionary, first with his father, Sir Montague Proctor Beauchamp, who was a member of a group of missionaries named The Cambridge Seven.  This group knew that God wanted them to serve him in China and so they all gave up promising careers to do that.  The group included C.T.Studd, the famous English cricketer and they were the religious celebrities of the 19th century.

 Dr. Beauchamp’s father, Sir Montague Proctor Beauchamp had a baronetcy in Langley Park, Norfolk and he died in 1939.  The baronetcy passed over to Dr. Beauchamp as the 3rd son of Montague Proctor Beauchamp as the two elder brothers either deceased him or had no children.  This meant that he inherited, not only the baronetcy, but also an important set of pictures and some Chippendale furniture.  When he was a partner, living in the Chelmsford area at Ulting Hall, the will stipulated that all of these items should be on show and not incarcerated in store.  This meant that he had to have the large Hall to grant the wishes of his father.   Practice meetings at the Hall were greatly appreciated!

 Dr. Sir Ivor had to leave China because of the advance of the Japanese and the bombing of Pearl Harbour during World War 2.  This was when he came to Chelmsford.   All the missionary’s children in China were prisoners in their own school and one of them was Dr. Josephine Houghton who was a GP at Beauchamp house from the 70’s onwards.  Another person in the camp was the Olympic medalist, Eric Liddell of “Chariots of Fire” fame.  We kept the link with China Inland Mission as we were medical advisors for them until 2004

 Other returning missionaries from Rwanda and Israel joined Sir Ivor in the 1942 and a branch surgery was set up, in what was called Market Road at the time.  In 1970, major changes to the layout of the surgery were under taken as well as an extension, which was even larger than the original building.  The branch surgery was then brought to Baddow Road and Dr. Beauchamp, the founder of the surgery, helped in the planning of what was called “The New Jerusalem”!  The design was modern in so far that there were separate consulting rooms and examination rooms and administration space was enlarged and eventually took over the flat, which was above the original building.  When Sir Ivor retired, he then was ordained into the Anglican ministry and became “The Reverend, Doctor, Sir, Ivor Proctor Beauchamp, Bart”.  We only use the name “Beauchamp”!

 The practice has been involved in outside work over the years and the largest of these were the positions in the Essex Police force as Force Medical Officer and Chelmsford Police Surgeon.  We have also been active in The Red Cross, factory inspection and outpatient clinics at the hospital.  In house, we have trained many prospective young G.P.’s which has been a considerable, but worthwhile task.


Doctors have come and gone over the years with the number of doctors varying from 4 to 7, plus all the registrars and administrative staff. “The rest is history”


The partners who have practised at Beauchamp House Surgery:

Ivor Beauchamp Bart

Norman Green, missionary from Rwanda

Cyril Politeyan from Church mission to the Jews

Robin Catlin secretary of the Methodist Revival Fellowship

Hedley Missen

Roger Hurding

Josephine Houghton, daughter of Stanley Houghton, headmaster of        

                                    the Chefoo school in China.

Arthur Banks missionary from North India

Basil Wright retired missionary from Africa

Rachel Warden retired missionary

Andrew Gibson

Richard (Dick) Taylor

William Storey

Richard (Dick) Davies

Jon Garvey

Simon Schultz

Sally Dilley

Lyn Bulkeley

Peter Wood

Michael Sarjudeen

Ike Adiukwu

Bassey Okon

Hannah Ebdon

Kamayani Singh

Vignes Kumaran

Practice Ethos

We aspire to:

  • Offer a high standard of medical care, which recognizes the importance of physical, psychological and spiritual factors for health and wellbeing.
  • Work in partnership with our patients to provide care which is centred on the needs of each patient.
  • Value and respect each person, regardless of age, sex, race or religion.
  • Use the resources available to us as equitably and effectively as possible.
  • Provide a positive model of General Practice care for those who train and learn with us.

Although all the current Partners are practising Christians, our practice aims are not sectarian. However, we expect all our personnel, medical and non-medical, to maintain our practice ethos.

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