Appointments

Before requesting an appointment with one of our clinicians, it may be worth looking at our self-referrals page to check if a surgery appointment is needed for the service you require.

How to Request an Appointment

You can make an appointment in the following ways:

Apart from our emergency morning clinics, all other surgery consultations with the doctor and nurse are by appointment only.

Several appointments are reserved every day both for urgent problems and to ensure 48-hour access to a GP. You can view our GP consulting times by visiting our Doctors Schedule page.

Nursing Services

Our nurses and healthcare assistants are available for help with minor ailments and general advice, as well as smears; sexual health screening; child and adult immunisations; dressings; removal of stitches; urine testing; blood pressure checks; blood tests; ear syringing; advice on asthma; blood pressure management; diabetic management; dietary advice; advice about operations; contraception advice; emergency contraception and travel health checks.

Interpreter Services

If you need an interpreter for your appointment, please let us know when you book it and we will try to book an interpreter for your consultation.

Please let reception know so they can book an interpreter from the Primary Care Trust or other external organisation.

The consultation will run for longer than the usual time to allow for the extra time for interpreting.

Text Message Reminders

You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.

If you wish to register for this messaging service, please let reception know.

Emergencies

Outside of surgery opening hours you will be directed to the out of hour’s
service, NHS 111.

If you have a medical emergency then you need to dial 999.

Cancellations and Missed Appointments

If you have an appointment you no longer need or are unable to keep, please inform us as soon as possible so that it can be offered to another patient. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment you will be asked to make a new appointment.

To cancel, you can: