Consultations are by appointment only. There is always more demand for appointments than can be provided. Try to deal with minor illnesses at home, particularly in the winter time when the surgery can be full of patients with coughs and colds.
The appointment system is constantly under review but we offer:
Ten minute appointments for problems that can wait and do not need to be dealt with that day. These appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance. Please limit to a maximum of TWO problems and only ONE patient per appointment.
Appointments are generally available during the following times:
Morning 8.10am - 11.30am
Afternoon 2pm - 3pm
Evening 4.30pm - 6pm
On-line booking - pre-bookable routine appointments are now available to book on-line. These can also be booked up to 2 weeks in advance(subject to availability). You will need to visit the surgery to register for this service, bringing with you some personal identification, such as passport, driving licence or utility bill. Once registered you will be given a unique username and password. To access the on-line appointment facility click on this link www.patient.co.uk, click on the EMIS Access icon and follow the online instructions. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant - these appointments are not currently available online.
In addition to the practice's normal opening hours as stated above, you can also book an appointment in the evenings and weekends. These are available between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays. This may be with a different GP, nurse or location than you are used to. These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our opening times - please ask our receptionists for an extended access appointment.
Same day appointments
These are for new problems which need to be dealt with that day or for potentially serious problems. Many of these problems can be dealt with without the need to see the doctor. Reception staff will take your details and the duty doctor or advanced practitioner will call you back. If you and the clinician agree that you need to be seen, the clinician will arrange an appointment for you. This triage system has been in operation since May 2003 and we have received very positive feedback from patients. It makes it possible for the clinician to spend more time dealing with patients whose acute problems need a little more attention Please note our phone numbers are withheld when phoning out.
Please be aware that if you are more than 10 mins late for your appointment you may have to wait until the end of that session before the doctor can see you. If you are more than 20 mins late for your appointment you will be asked to rebook the appointment.