Types Of Appointments

Pre-Bookable Appointments

Pre-Bookable Appointments may be booked up to six weeks in advance. We reserve some of our appointments to be booked urgently on the same day. Please try to call in the afternoons for routine appointments as mornings can get very busy dealing with urgent requests. When booking an appointment, please state if you wish to see a particular doctor or nurse.

 

Same Day/Urgent Appointments

These are available Monday to Friday and they are for problems which arise suddenly and need to be seen urgently. Please try not to book these appointments for routine matters, such as medication reviews, prescription requests or sick note requests, as this may make it harder for us to see patients who are very ill. To book a same day appointment, you should telephone or report to reception and you will be given an appointment time for that day. If we have no same day appointments left, you can leave your telephone number for the duty doctor to call you back to decide how urgently you need to be seen.

 

Telephone Consultations

If you prefer to discuss something over the phone with one of our doctors or nurses, our reception staff are happy to take messages by phone or in person. The doctor or nurse will then call you back, usually within 24-48 hours.

 

Nurse Appointments

Sometimes an appointment with our doctors may not be the most suitable option, and we recommend that you book with one of our nurses for any of the following issues:

  • Contraception advice and pill checks
  • Cervical smears
  • Sexual health screening including HIV testing
  • Blood pressure/Hypertension monitoring
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease checks
  • Travel health including vaccinations (please try to book at least 6 weeks before your planned departure)
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Ear syringing
  • Wound dressing and stitch removal
  • Cystitis or urine infections in women

 

Health Care Assistant Appointments

Our health care assistant offers a number of services, including:

  • New patient health check
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle advice
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Weight management
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Annual diabetes checks
  • NHS health checks (for patients aged 35-70 years)
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Flu and Pneumonia injections
  • Blood testing