You will now be able to book an appointment with a GP up to three months ahead. You will find it easier to see the GP of your choice the further you book ahead. This type of appointment is for on-going problems, medication reviews, sick notes and all other problems that are not urgent i.e they do not need to be dealt with in the next 24 hours.
Sit and Wait Clinics
Sit & Wait clinics for urgent on the day matters are run every morning between 08:00 and 10:00 (08:30 on alternate Tuesdays/Thursdays). These clinics will be run by the GPs and patients will be triaged and seen in order of priority.
08:00 until 11:00
15:00 until 17:40
Times may vary from time to time and sometimes earlier appointments may be available.
Late Evening Surgery
Available every Wednesday until 20:00 (occasionally the day may change)
Book Appointments Online
This facility is for the booking of straightforward appointments with a GP. At the moment we are not booking the Nurse Practitioners, treatment room, blood tests or clinics via this method. In order to use the Internet booking facility you will have to come into the Health Centre to register. Once setup you will be able to see which appointments are available, book yourself one and cancel and check booked appointments, even if they have been made over the phone or in person.
If you wish to speak to a doctor but do not actually need to see them in person you can ask to have the doctor telephone you back rather than you coming in to surgery. The doctors usually do their call backs during and at the end of morning surgery. Therefore if you would like a ring back please telephone before 11:00. These are particularly suitable for:
- Prescription queries
- Continuing sickness certificates - for example where you have seen a doctor earlier in the week and still feel unwell, but do not need to see the doctor again in person
- Results of investigations - the receptionists can give you results if they are normal, no action. In other cases you will be asked to make an appointment to see the doctor, or if you prefer, you can ask for the doctor to telephone you to discuss your results.
- In other circumstances where you feel it is not necessary to see the doctor then you can ask for them to call you back. Sometimes after speaking to you the doctor may decide they would like you to come in and see them and in this case they will book you an appointment.
Please note this is nothing to do with the Ring back facility provided by BT on home phones. You have to speak to a receptionist here in order to book one of these call backs with the doctor.
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.