Please tell the receptionist your need is urgent when you call. Give as much information as possible to help the receptionist arrange a suitable appointment for you. Daily 'sit and wait' appointments are available. You may not see your usual doctor and no other matter should be discussed with the doctor during this consultation.
If you have a child that has an illness that you are concerned about, then we have a same day access service. This means once you have contacted the surgery, a GP will ring you back to assess the condition. If applicable we will arrange for a same day urgent appointment
Childrens on the Day Urgent Appointments
If your child is unwell, we offer a same day access service. All requests are added to the urgent list for triage by a GP and if applicable we will arrange for a same day urgent appointment.
These appointments are available daily during surgery hours only. When contacting the surgery, please state the child's name, your name, contact number and your relationship to the child eg: parent or grandparent. If you are ringing out of hours please contact the surgery in the usual way and you will be diverted to our out-of-hours service for an urgent GP consultation.
For your convenience telephone appointments are offered to discuss any medical concern you may have that does not need an examination or face to face consultation. Please let our receptionist know if a telephone appointment is suitable for your concern as you are likely to ‘see’ a doctor more quickly using these appointments.
Routine Doctor Appointments
We offer appointments in advance and on the day. We also have special times for patients who have difficulty with work schedules. You are free to choose which doctor you would like to see and our aim is to offer you an appointment with that doctor when possible.
Sometimes the doctor may want to see you again within a specific time. This appointment can only be made as you come out of the Surgery so that the receptionist knows it is on the doctor’s instructions.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Appointments
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner can deal with many of the problems you would normally take to a doctor (for example, ongoing colds and coughs, chest infections, ear infections, minor injuries). On the day appointments are available (for patients over 12 years old) every day except Thursday.
Routine Nurse Appointments
Nurses based in our practice treat patients for a wide range of common conditions. Nurses offer appointments for the following:
- Diabetic reviews
- Asthma reviews
- Smear tests
- Pill and HRT checks
- Travel clinics
Health Care Assistants
Offer appointments for the following:
- Blood tests
- Blood pressure checks
- Urine testing
- Height/weight checks
- New patient checks
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.