Appointments

Book an Appointment

All surgeries are by appointment and can be made in person,by telephone or online. We are not a walk in service and therefore ask that all patients book an appointment first before arriving at the surgery. This will mean you are less likely to be kept waiting.

Urgent Appointments

We will still have urgent appointments each day with our Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Please note urgent appointments are not for repeat prescriptions, fitness for work certificates or for signing forms. These appointments are to deal with emergencies and serious problems.

Extended Hours

The Surgery will be open for patients who cannot attend during normal opening hours. Single appointment slots of 10 minutes will be allocated.

  • Monday evening until 20:00 with GP appointments until 19:20

Telephone Advice

All doctors are available to give telephone advice after their morning surgery. Patients are advised to telephone before 10:00 to arrange this.

The Practice now offers a service for you to discuss your test results with a Doctor. If you are worried or concerned about a recent test result and would like to speak to a Doctor to explain the results, please ask the receptionist to book a telephone consultation for this. The Doctor will contact you to discuss the result in more detail

Appointments are to discuss one problem only

Doctor’s appointments are usually 10 minutes long. If you need to discuss further issues, please ask for a double appointment when you book. This helps the doctors to run on time and helps to prevent other patients from waiting excessively.

Missed and Late Appointments

Missed appointments waste huge amounts of time and effort.

Please bear this in mind the next time you ring and can’t get an appointment – it may be because someone didn’t come to their appointment and forgot to cancel. Please let us know if you cannot make it to your appointment, so that we may give your appointment to someone else. Patients who repeatedly fail to attend their appointments will be sent a letter, and may be removed from our practice.

If you are more than ten minutes late for your appointment, you will only be seen at the discretion of the doctor or nurse and you may have to wait until the end of surgery.

Chaperones

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation. Please request this at the time of booking or speak to your GP or Nurse.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

Text Message Reminders

You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.

If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.

Mobile Phone Numbers

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