GP Appointments can be booked via:
- Telephone for same day and routine
- Online for same day and routine (Please write a brief reason for the appointment)
- Email for routine appointments
More Face to Face (F2F) appointments have now been introduced and there will be a limited number of appointments available to be booked 24hours in advance (appointments will be released at 8am the day before).
The majority of our appointments will still be same day appointments. Please call at 8am for morning appointments or 11.30am for an afternoon appointment.
(Please note when booking your appointment, you will be asked a reason for this appointment, this is to ensure that you are booked with the correct clinician).
There is often a high demand for appointments and the duty doctor on that day may need to decide if the problem requires an appointment for that day, or if there is another way you can be helped. For example the duty doctor may arrange appropriate tests with a nurse prior to seeing a GP or advise that you could be treated at a local pharmacy. Go to our Self Care page to find out if an appointment with a GP is necessary.
If you are unable to keep your appointment please inform us as soon as possible so it may be re-allocated.
Patients can leave a message for the Doctor or Nurse and order prescriptions either by emailing us or via online services. Always give your name, date of birth and telephone number.
Nurse appointments can be made in advance and appointments can booked at any time, please avoid calling at 8am & 11.30am as the phone lines will be extremely busy with Patients booking GP appointments. There are also a number of appointments available to be booked online these are for Blood Tests, Cervical Smears and Dressings. (Please ensure you book the correct appointment type).
We offer extended hours:
Monday – Friday from 7am
1 Saturday per Month 8am – 12pm
Please ask for home visits only if the patient is too ill to be brought to the surgery or is genuinely housebound. A good rule-of-thumb is if the patient is normally able to travel out to have their hair cut or visit the shops or post-office, they are able to travel to the surgery, unless of course illness prevents this.
In the time taken for one home visit the doctor can see 4 patients in the surgery.
In addition, it is much easier to assess and manage patients in the surgery, where we have access to all the necessary diagnostic equipment and tests, as well as your full medical history.
If you do require a home visit please try to telephone the practice before 10 am. The reception team will request the full name, address and telephone number of the patient, and full details of their condition so that the doctor can assess the priority of the visit. The doctor may feel it more appropriate to conduct a consultation and arrange management over the telephone. In other words, making a request for a home visit does not guarantee one.