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Appointments

calendarTo make an appointment, please ring 01202 519311, call into the practice or book an appointment online* 

  

Please click HERE to view our 'Appointments Leaflet'

 

'One appointment, One problem'

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR APPOINTMENT

The majority of GP and nurse appointments are ten minutes duration. We ask that you try to observe the 'One appointment, one problem' ethos.  We strive to deal with each medical problem to the highest standard, and this proves impossible if we are expected to deal with a number of problems in one appointment.

Also, your appointment is booked for you only, so please do not expect the doctor to deal with the problem of a relative or a child in addition during your appointment. Please make a separate appointment for your child if they need to see a doctor as well as yourself.

DO YOU NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR?

If you have any minor ailments such as headaches, neck/back pain, rashes, sunburn, earache or cold and flu symptoms? You can discuss these ailments with the senior practitioner pharmacist Rob Harvey or our nurse practitioner Michelle Harford. They are able to prescribe medication and can also liaise with a doctor if required.

 

PATIENT APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST

  • Ask yourself – how important is being seen quickly? Could I seek advice from an alternative source (please see further info here)? Would I be better waiting to see a GP who knows my condition?
  • If a GP runs late – are they spending necessary time with patients? One day you may appreciate them running late for you.
  • It’s sensible to bring a list – however, consider what’s achievable in 10 minutes. 
    • 4 problems? That’s 150 seconds each. It’s usually better to come back again rather than squeezing everything into 10 minutes.
  • Beforehand – work out what’s really worrying you. Make short notes that describe your symptoms.
  • Get to the point – don’t beat around the bush and don’t “save” important issues until the end.
  • Wear accessible clothing if you’re likely to need to undress for an examination.
  • Make sure you understand what’s been agreed and what is happening next

 

*To book online, you first need to come into the practice with some photographic identification, preferably and passport or driving license, and ask the receptionist for your online access details. Once registered you will be able to book and cancel appointments and order repeat medication.  

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