Appointments are available in the following formats:
- 48-hour pre-bookable appointments: these can be booked up to 48 hours in advance
- Evening surgery appointments: please ask the Receptionist about availability
- Same-day appointments: If you feel that you need or wish to be seen on the same day, please inform the Receptionist – a GP or Practice Nurse will then phone you to discuss your case and offer an appointment if suitable.
If you have a medical emergency, please inform the Receptionist as soon as possible.
Appointments are 10 minutes in length and are for one person.
Due to restrictions on time, each appointment should be used to discuss one or two items only. If you feel that you wish to discuss more, then please book a double appointment.
Children under 16 years should always be accompanied by an adult.
Evening appointments are available between 17.30 - 19:10 on various evenings each week for those who work or cannot attend during the day.
Please note: If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you may be seen at the discretion of the doctor or you may be asked to re-book if possible.
If you feel that your problem could be dealt with over the telephone rather than by visiting the surgery the doctor on-call and nurse practitioners are available for telephone advice.
Nurse Practitioners / Practice Nurses
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. Our two practice nurses are qualified Nurse Practitioners who can examine and prescribe for patients when required.
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.
Our Practice Policy states that failure to attend an appointment on three occasions without proper notification will result in removal from our list.