We operate a computerised appointment system with just over half of the doctors’ appointments bookable on the day. The remainder can be booked in advance. PLEASE ASK THE RECEPTION TEAM ABOUT REGISTERING FOR ON-LINE APPOINTMENTS.
Same day appointments can be booked from 08:00 on a daily basis for both the morning and afternoon sessions and are available for urgent or emergency cases. Please note that if you phone before 08:00 you will just be held in a ‘holding queue’ for the out-of-hours message. When the phone system switches you will be disconnected. In this respect please do not phone before 08:00 unless you are actually ringing for the out-of-hours Information.
Pre-bookable appointments are available for non-urgent matters and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance where available. Please contact reception in the usual way from 10:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday) to book.
We cannot always guarantee an appointment with a doctor of your choice however if you are being treated by a doctor for a particular condition we recommend that you complete the treatment with the same doctor, wherever possible.
Our alternate Wednesday and Thursday later evening slots may be of benefit to working people who have difficulty making appointments during the day.
Appointments are for one person at ten minute intervals and for medical condition only. If you think you'll need a longer consultation please book a double appointment.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
We can often help you on the telephone to save you having to come to the surgery. This can be offered for blood tests, x-ray results, medication advice and some sick notes. Please phone after 10am.
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.