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GP Appointments are triaged by reception and our Nurse Practitioners. We aim to offer a GP appointment within 5 working days and up to 4 weeks in advance.
GP Telephone Appointments. If you think this may be helpful, please ring the surgery, before 11.30am to arrange for a GP to call.
In addition to this we have a large team of highly experienced nurses and health care assistants to provide good healthcare. We also have a Minor Illness Clinic and Minor Surgery Clinic.
One Problem = One Appointment
Your GP/ANP appointment is 10 minutes. We want to make this 10 minutes as effective as possible so please only discuss one issue at each appointment. If you have more than one problem, you must let the GP/ANP know so that you both can plan how to address these over the course of one or more appointments. For more information, see the leaflet Getting the Best from your GP Appointment
You can book appointments by:
- Telephoning Reception between 8am and 6.15pm
- Book Online - for more information click HERE
Please make sure you cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.
You can now cancel your appointment four ways:
- Text the single word "CANCEL" in reply to your appointment reminder text.
- Do not add any other text.
- Cancel online.
- Telephone Reception.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Our advanced nurse practitioners provides a daily telephone triage clinic. They will telephone you to discuss your problem and if they are unable to help you over the telephone, they will book you an appointment either with the nurse prescriber, the GP or a practice nurse. Our nurse practitioners can prescribe medication and issue a prescription if necessary.
Our nurses offer a wide range of healthcare services, for the following: Contraception, Dressings, Diabetes, Asthma, Ear Syringing, Removal of Stitches, Blood Pressure Checks, Cervical Smears, Smoking Advice, Immunisations and much more.
The nurses are available between 12pm and 12.45pm for general telephone queries and travel advice.
Our senior nurse is qualified to prescribe when required, and she can help with ailments such as Sore Throat, Coughs, Cold, Chest Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Fever, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Skin disorders, Minor Injuries, Earache and Bites/stings.
Our healthcare assistants and phlebotomists perform valuable healthcare services such as: Blood/Urine Tests, ECGs, Blood Pressure Checks, Weight Management, Toe Nail Cutting Service, New Patient Checks, Patient ABCs (Annual Birthday Checks) and NHS Health Checks.
Urgent Appointments are available on the day and will be triaged by reception and our advanced nurse practitioner.
Sometimes it may be possible to resolve problems over the telephone without visiting the surgery. If you think this may be helpful, please ring the surgery, preferably before 11:30 and we will arrange for a doctor to return your call.