To book a telephone consultation ring 01707 871980.
Telephone consultations can be booked in advance with your doctor of choice or are available on the day for urgent advice or information. Please be prepared to give the receptionist a brief outline of what your call is regarding so that the doctor can ensure they have the correct information to hand to deal with your query or request.
Telephone appointments are useful for medication queries, general advice and information and follow up. Sometimes a doctor will ask you to make a telephone appointment rather than a face-to-face consultation.
Please be aware that whilst the doctor will endeavour to ring you at the time specified, it is not always possible and we ask for your forbearance.
Face to Face Appointments
Face to face appointments with the Doctors can now be booked 2 weeks in advance, from 8pm the night before and from 8am on the day. Either call reception on 01707 871980 or use the online booking.
Our Nurse Prescriber can treat minor ailments & chronic diseases and they work closely with GPs in assessing & triaging patient’s needs, appointments with the Nurse Prescriber (Vanessa Ferguson-Campbell) in our minor illness clinic are available on the day from 8am or pre-book in advance.
We know that you don’t just need medical support during practice hours and that you may need advice at any time of day. Our new online consultation system gives you 24-hour access to a wealth of health advice, self-care tips and information on your next steps. Plus, you can submit request forms directly to us for review if you need further guidance. Find out more…
Our Practice Nurses offer daily surgeries for general nursing care including dressings, removal of stitches and health care management. Call our reception on 01707 871980 to book an appointment. Nurse appointments cannot be made using online services.
Allied Health Professions
Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are a diverse group of clinicians who deliver high-quality care to patients across a wide range of care pathways and in a variety of different settings. They play an important role in modern health and social care services.
To find out more about our Allied Health Professionals click on the following link AHP’s. Appointments with our AHP’s can be booked by calling reception on 01707 871980.
It is easier and quicker to manage your appointments via our online service. Simply log in and select an option.
Using our online services you are able to book & cancel doctors’ appointments quickly and easily. To use this service you must be registered & have log in details. You can find out more about how to register here.
Download the NHS App, or open the NHS website in a web browser, to set up and log in to your NHS account. Owned and run by the NHS, your NHS account is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services online, including appointments, prescriptions and health record.
Can another Healthcare Professional help?
Do you need to see the GP?
Sometimes the GP is not the most appropriate Healthcare Professional to deal with your ailment. Please see the information on see a Doctor or Healthcare Professional, which might help you decide whether a GP appointment is truly necessary or whether it might be better for you to see a Pharmacist, Optician, Dentist or other Healthcare Professional. You can even self-refer for some services without seeing your GP.
For real life-threatening emergencies such as those below – RING 999
- Chest pain (suspected heart attack)
- Suspected stroke
- Suspected meningitis
- Anaphylactic shock (severe allergy)
- Heavy bleeding or deep lacerations
- Fluctuating levels of consciousness or completely unconscious
- Difficulty breathing or stopped breathing with a change in colour
- New seizure, fit or uncontrollable shaking
For immediately serious conditions such as the following, GO TO Emergency Department (A&E) IMMEDIATELY
- A fever and lethargic (drowsy) child
- A feverish and floppy (unresponsive) infant
- Difficulty breathing
- Sudden, severe abdominal pain
- Accidental or intentional overdose of medication
- Trauma (including falls) and possible broken bones or road traffic accident
Your appointment at the Practice
- Please make one appointment for each member of the family who needs to be seen
- We try to keep to time but please be patient if someone before you takes longer than planned
- Appointments are normally ten minute slots, so if you have a complicated problem, or more than one problem, please ask for a longer appointment
- It is Practice Policy to allow patients to choose whichever Doctor they wish to attend in the Practice
Please help us
If you are not able to attend your appointment please let us know in time so that the time can be used for someone else. If you are late for an appointment you may be asked to re-book.
Missed Appointments and DNA’s
Do you feel frustrated when you cannot get an appointment?
Every year wasted appointments cost NHS £162 million. This can cause serious delays in treatment for other patients. On average approximately 150 patients each month Did Not Attend (DNA) their appointment. This means the patient did not turn up for the appointment and did not contact the surgery in advance to cancel or change the appointment. This currently results in approximately 40 hours of wasted clinical time each month.
Can I bring someone to accompany me to the Appointment?
We are generally very happy for patients to bring with them a carer, relative or even a friend. This often helps, particularly when they know you well and it allows them to tell us any observations they would make about you, which can help us in undertaking our assessment. Ultimately this will lead us more quickly to make an accurate diagnosis and therefore help you more.
Also, having someone with you means they can prompt you to ask questions that you may have forgotten, and after the appointment they can help in reminding you what was discussed.
Occasionally we might ask for them to leave but this would be unusual.
If you require interpretation services please contact us in advance of you appointment and we will arrange this.
If you have a suspected infectious disease
Please inform reception if you suspect an infectious disease, as this will enable us to deal with it appropriately during your visit to protect you, other patients and staff.
Giving Consent for Treatment
You have the right to accept or refuse treatment that is offered to you, and not to be given any physical examination or treatment unless you have given valid consent. If you do not have the capacity to do so, consent must be obtained from a person legally able to act on your behalf, or the treatment must be in your best interests.
Your valid consent (agreement to the course of action) is needed for the treatment that’s offered to you before any physical examinations or treatment can be given. If you haven’t given your consent, you can accept or refuse treatment that’s offered to you.
It’s important to be involved in decisions about your treatment and to be given information to help you choose the right treatment. When making treatment choices, you’ll often discuss the options with your doctor or another healthcare professional.
Urgent and emergency care services
As a patient, you are registered with the practice, not an individual GP. You can make an appointment with any of the Doctors at the practice. As medical records are now computerised, all Doctors, at any site can access your details. If you prefer, you can make an appointment with a Doctor of your choice. You may need to wait longer to get an appointment with a specific Doctor of your choice, as they may be in high demand at the time.