Combs Ford Surgery (Stowmarket, Suffolk)


If you want to be part of something big – then Combs Ford Surgery may have the opportunity you are looking for.

The practice is one of 14 that are joining together to make-up a ‘super-partnership’ across the area, and new recruits will be offered the chance to fully exploit this enhanced provision.

So with increased career progression and training opportunities as well as a commitment to consider any work pattern that provides the work/life balance that is right for you, a future at Combs Ford could be a bright one.


Becoming part of a wider group that creates this super surgery partnership means that GPs will have the chance to study and work across all the centres. This will enable them to gain experience of new clinical models and work with an increased range of medical professionals, and allows the practice to offer greater flexibility in their approach.

The team are supportive of anyone looking to develop a specialism and have study leave and incentives to enable this as well as being a friendly bunch who say they are easy to get along with.


Combs Ford is committed to family values and the importance of work/life balance and will consider a range of flexible working practices to suit individual needs. In addition they offer above statutory parental leave, condensed hours, agile and even remote working – while the partners take on most of the admin duties, leaving salaried GPs to concentrate on seeing patients.

The innovative system of training and using HCAs and nurses to deal with those presenting with minor injuries means GPs appointments are limited to the more complex and can be extended in time to cater for this.

Also operating as a dispensing practice, Combs Ford really does offer a long-term and evolving opportunity for a committed GP looking to develop their career.

At a glance

Patient list: 9,500

No of staff: 30+

System: SystmOne

Address: Combs Ford Surgery, Combs Ln, Stowmarket IP14 2SY