Improving access for patient appointments
The practice does strive to offer GP appointments within 48 hours and for a health care professional within 24 hours. We operate an ‘advanced access’ system for appointments, whereby a limited number of appointments may be pre-booked by any of our patients up to one week in advance. The remaining appointments are available ‘on the day’. For these you should ring after 8.00am (the lines are busiest between 8.00 and 9.30am but rest assured you will still be able to see a Doctor if you ring later in the day. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you an appointment if you telephone after 4.00pm unless you need to see the Doctor about an urgent medical condition.
For the benefit of all our patients and to try and ensure all available appointments are utilised, we look to fill up the morning surgery first before starting to use afternoon appointments.
If you wish to see a particular doctor, you may be asked if it would be convenient for you to attend another surgery site.
Our Nurse Practitioner Rachel, have received specialist training and are able to prescribe and treat minor illnesses.