For the Doctor
You are free to consult ANY of the Doctors in the Practice but we would encourage you to encourage you to STAY during a particular illness with the same Doctor.
See our Consulting Hours for our Female Doctors and Nurses.
Please make a separate appointment for each member of your family you wish to be seen. This allows us to allocate time for each person without keeping our other patients waiting.
It would be appreciated if ‘non working’ patients could leave early morning and late appointments for people at work who have difficulty coming during normal working hours.
Appointments are usually for ten minutes unless it is for Minor Surgery or a Medical Examination, which takes longer. Please inform the Receptionist if this is the case. Routine appointments can be made up to one month in advance. This enables us to offer an appointment at a time more suitable for those patients that require them.
Appointments are available daily for those patients who wish to see a Doctor on the same day who feel that they have an urgent medical problem. In these cases patients are asked to contact the Surgery before 9:00am if possible. For urgent medical problems a Doctor will always see you on the same day. However, we are unable to guarantee the Doctor of your choice.
Please remember to cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend, we can then offer that appointment to another patient.
Online Appointment Booking
Please navigate to our page, Booking Appointments Online.
Accountable / Named GP
From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This is an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them. Your named accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information. If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish. Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors. Those of you whom receive regular repeat medications will have your named GP printed on the white repeat medication slip. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.