There are two types of appointments, see the times on the Consulting Times page. One type is where the appointment is requested in advance. The other is for problems that can arise at very short notice, and for these, appointments can be requested by ringing the surgery early that morning. The telephone lines open from 8.45 am.
Please remember that one appointment is for one person only. Trying to fit someone else in who has not been booked can delay other patients from being seen at their appointed time.
If you have several problems all of these should be made known to the doctor, in case they are related. The Doctor might not be able to deal with all of them in the one appointment. Trying to cover more than one unrelated problem can delay the other patients from being seen at their appointed time. You have the option to book a double appointment if you feel that it will take more than ten minutes to deal with your ailments.
The Surgery will be closed from 1pm-2pm. If you have an emergency during this time, please consider phoning 999 or contact the surgery where you will be provided with an alternative number.
We see urgent cases at the end of our normal morning appointment lists. All urgent cases will be seen that morning. Emergencies will be assessed as soon as possible. At these times we are unlikely to have access to blood tests and the time available is less than for a normal appointment. You will be seen by whichever doctor is available. This might not be the doctor you usually see.
Our Practice sees urgent cases quickly and we would ask you to only use this rapid access service responsibly. If it is felt by the doctor that your problem was not of an urgent nature, you will be asked to make a more appropriate normal appointment at a later date.
Appointments To See The Nurse
Appointments can be made to see both our Treatment Room Nurse and Practice Nurse. Please make enquiries at reception.If you are requested to attend the treatment room by one of the doctors, always report at reception first, to ensure that our nurse knows you are waiting. Our nurses are available to advise on illnesses, injuries and vaccinations.
We aim to offer our patients a consultation within 48 hours, whether the appointment is urgent or not, although this may not be with a Doctor of your choice. Normal appointments are booked every ten minutes. We aim to see you within 30 minutes of your appointed time. Because of the unpredictable nature of our work, sometimes the problem needs a little more time. If and when delay occurs, we do appreciate your patience and understanding. Similarly, if one of the doctors must leave on an emergency visit, there will be delay. We will keep you informed should this happen.
If you require further information on our 48 hour access please contact our Receptionists or Practice Manager.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. The appointment slot can then be given to someone else.