Appointments

Updated on 14th March 2012 at 1:59 pm

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If you want to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse, please phone the surgery and speak to a receptionist.  We aim to offer routine appointments with the GP of your choice (unless it is urgent).  We are now operating a new triage system for GP appointments, where if you ring between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., a nurse will ring you back the same day. This means that we can more easily offer same day appointments for those who need them. For most things you can make an appointment with a nurse without seeing the doctor first.

Although GP appointments are available from 07:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Reception staff are not available until 08:30 a.m.

 

GP Appointment Times as follows:

Monday                   08:30 – 11:30,    14:30 – 17:30

Tuesday                  07:00 – 11:30,    13:00 – 17:30

Wednesday            08:30 – 11:30,     14:30 – 17:30

Thursday                07:00 – 11:30,     13:00 – 17:30

Friday                     08:30 – 11:30,     14:30 – 17:30

Saturday                Closed

Sunday                  Closed

 

Online: If you would like to book an appointment on-line please ask the receptionist for details on how to register for this facility.  If you are already registered please use the link to the left.

 

Wasted appointments

Recently the Government ran a big campaign trying to get people to cancel their NHS appointments if they were not going to be able to make them.  The message is – if you can’t keep your appointment, please call us to let us know.

KEEP IT OR CANCEL IT – DON’T WASTE IT!

Missed appointments cost the NHS thousands of pounds every year.  Please phone the surgery as soon as possible if you cannot attend.  This will help us to make appointments available to as many patients as possible.
The practice has a policy to manage the number of wasted appointments.  Patients who DNA (did not attend) appointments are written to. Patients who repeatedly fail to attend may be removed from the practice list.