About your appointment
- One appointment is for one person. If you want another member of your family to see the doctor or nurse, please book a further appointment.
- Appointments with a GP are for ten minutes in duration and it is unlikely the doctor will be able to deal with more than 1 problem
- If attending the practice for a face to face appointment, please ensure that you have a face covering/mask.
- Do not attend your appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
- If you would like a chaperone please speak to the doctor
- If you need an interpreter please ask the receptionist to organise for you on booking your appointment
We are a GP Training Practice which means that we have GP Registrars and medical students working at the practice. A Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who has been working in hospital medicine and is in training to become a GP. Part of the training involves the recording of consultations which are then assessed with the GP trainer.
If your consultation is to be recorded you will be informed of this when booking your appointment and asked to sign a consent form prior to your consultation.
If you want to talk to the doctor or nurse but do not feel you need an appointment to be seen, we can arrange for the doctor or nurse to telephone you or request a video consultation.
Ask the receptionist who will be happy to arrange this for you either on the day or in advance.
Patients are requested, where possible, to telephone before 10am if a home visit is required that day.
We would request that, apart from the genuinely housebound, all other patients attend the surgery rather than request a home visit because of the extra time home visiting takes. On average four to five patients can be seen in surgery in the time it takes to do a single house call.
Late For Your Appointment
Please attend your appointment on time. Lateness impacts on other patients and the other clinicians involved.
If you are late you may not be seen and asked to rebook another appointment on another day.
If you require an interpreter to attend with you when you see your Doctor please notify the receptionist and she will arrange this for you.
Cancel an Appointment
It is important that you inform the reception staff if you are unable to attend your appointment, this will allow that appointment to be offered to another patient. If you fail to notify the Practice that you are unable to attend, you may be sent a letter informing you that you have defaulted from your appointment. Persistent defaulters maybe removed from the list.