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calendarAppointments

To arrange an appointment with a doctor or nurse, please either phone the practice reception or speak to a receptionist whilst visiting the practice.

There are three main appointment types available. These are:

  1. Routine appointments – to discuss a problem that has been an issue for a little while or to review a problem which you have discussed with a GP previously.

  2. On-the-day appointments - to discuss a problem requiring urgent medical attention, e.g. an infection.

  3. Telephone consultations – to discuss/review a problem that you feel can be dealt with over the phone or to review a problem at the request of a GP. You can pre-book these appointments a month or so in advance. Call us on 01968 675576.

There are approximately 20-30 on-the-day appointments each day. These only become available on the day of the appointment and can be booked when the reception opens at 8.30am each day. We do not want these appointments filled with patients who want to discuss a longstanding problem but haven’t been organised enough to book a routine appointment in advance which suits them.

There are a lot more routine appointments available than on-the-day appointments and patients can generally be seen routinely within 1-2 weeks by a GP of their choice. Routine appointments can usually be booked 8 to 10 weeks in advance.

Telephone Advice

If you wish to speak to a GP you can either arrange a pre-bookable telephone consultation slot and a GP will contact you roughly around the time that has been agreed. If you feel your problem cannot wait until the next available appointment then please contact reception and ask if a GP will contact you that day. Please be aware that we can’t specify a time for urgent telephone advice. If you feel your problem is best dealt with by a different healthcare professional (Midwife, Health visitor, Physiotherapist or District Nurse), please look at the relevant page on this website for contact details. Alternatively NHS24 offer a 24 hours advice line and can be contacted on 111.

Cancellations

Please phone the reception to cancel your appointment if you cannot attend or no longer need it. Patients who repeatedly fail to attend/cancel their appointments will be asked to register elsewhere.

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