Our clinicians see patients by appointment only and these can be booked at reception, online or by telephone. We offer patients the flexibility of being able to book up to six months in advance to allow for work, shifts and holidays. We offer the first available appointment as standard and, usually, you will be able to see a clinician the same day or the next working day.
Please remember appointments with the Doctor are for ten minutes and only one problem can be properly discussed in this allotted time. If you have multiple problems, the Doctor may ask you to make another appointment rather than delay other patients waiting to be seen.
Don't forget if you need to be seen downstairs due to mobility issues, please let the receptionist know at the time of booking so they can make sure the downstairs room is free for you.
We do offer same or next day appointments as standard and upon request in cases of urgent clinical need - we do ask that patients do not abuse this service. If there are no routine appointments left, you may be asked for more details regarding the nature of your illness in order for the clinicians to monitor and triage the necessary urgency.
Canceling an Appointment
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so as soon as possible as appointments canceled within one hour of the appointment time will go down as a missed appointment. This is because we are unlikely to be able to book another patient in that slot with such short notice and so it wastes our clinician’s valuable time. You can cancel an appointment with the receptionist in person, online or by telephone even when the surgery is closed by dialing the surgery number and pressing 2 to cancel an appointment.
Missed Appointments - DNA Policy
Our practice policy is that if a patient habitually misses appointments they will be removed from the practice list. A written warning will be sent when a patient reaches 2 missed appointments within 6 months. Further DNAs will result in removal from the list. Therefore please ensure you inform us if you are unable to make it to your appointment.
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