Our morning surgery is run on an 'open' basis and patients who attend will be seen on a first come, first served basis. It is possible to see your choice of doctor however requests will only be considered if they are made before 10:30 and your doctor of choice has no more than 10 requests already.
Please note Wednesday mornings are for antenatal and postnatal checkups, childhood immunisations and emergencies only and no choice of doctor is available.
Afternoon surgery is by appointment only and bookings can be made in person at reception or over the telephone.
Afternoon appointments for the nurses are only needed for smears, chronic disease reviews, new patient reviews, ear syringing, and rarely for complex dressings [generally the nurses will make these themselves].
As our bloods go to the laboratory at approx 12pm each day, bloods done in the afternoon often clot, and have to be redone. Because we don't wish to put patients through bloods twice, we rarely do any afternoon blood tests.
Emergencies will always be given urgent attention. If you wish to be seen in the afternoon without an appointment you must telephone and speak to a GP first.
The doctors are available to take telephone calls between 14:00 and 14:45 and the nurses between 12:00 - 13:00.
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.
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.