Seeing the Doctor
We aim to offer a personal and efficient service by offering both pre-bookable appointment sessions and “same day access” sessions.
You should always endeavour to see the same Doctor for continuity of care, however you are free to see any of the other Doctors. We provide a large number of appointments on the day to enable patients who need to be seen immediately to be booked in, so for instance should you or your child suffer an urgent or distressing condition you can obtain a medical opinion that morning or afternoon. Other appointments are bookable up to four weeks in advance.
Appointments are usually for ten minutes unless it is for minor Surgery or a medical examination, which takes longer. Please inform the Receptionist if this is the case.
We also offer pre-bookable appointments with your usual GP on a Saturday morning – please ask the Receptionist for details.
GP Extended Opening Hours Service
We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments.
The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00pm-8.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am- 1.00pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability. The service is forecast to continue until 30th September 2018.
Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649
We are a very busy practice. Lots of patients phone first thing in the morning. If the line is busy, we have a queuing system and your call will be answered as soon as a receptionist is available.
If you want an appointment with your doctor, the receptionist will ask you if the problem is NEW or ONGOING, or they may ask “have you seen the doctor with
this problem before?” This is a very important question to help give you the right appointment. She will not ask any medical questions or expect you to tell her anything about your problem.
Appointments can be made by calling the Appointment Line: 01952 660 033, or at the reception.
Please remember to cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend. We can then offer that appointment to another patient.
Fast Track Nurse Surgery
You can now make an appointment to see a nurse, either in a morning or afternoon surgery, if you feel that it can be dealt with without seeing a doctor. The nurses are able to give prescriptions for some conditions and can deal with many illnesses, such as:
- Allergy reactions
- Back pain
- Colds/viral illnesses
- Earache (adults)
- Joint pains/sprains
- Minor injuries
- Morning after pill
- Routine contraception
- Sore throat
- Thrush (vaginal)
- Urine infections (female)
- Wound care
Complex medical problems are best dealt with by your own GP.
It is always preferable if patients can try to come to the surgery where the best facilities are available. Most patients do attend the surgery. Urgent cases can be fitted in when appropriate, so please let the receptionist know if you feel this situation applies to you or your child. This will be quicker than waiting for the doctor to attend on a house call.
Please try and ring before 10.30am and speak to your doctor to discuss your needs. Home visits are for people too ill to come down to the surgery. Lack of transport is NOT a reason for a home visit.