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NHS 111 (out of hours) 
Once the Surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency, whatever the time. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobiles.

Test Results
You may telephone the surgery for test results Monday to Friday after 11 o'clock.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone to cancel your appointment.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Out of area registration scheme

The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen not to participate at this time. This decision will be reviewed periodically. This means we are not able to register patients living outside our catchment area, regardless of whether they have been registered with us in the past.

Appointments

diary_appointmentThe Surgery has a computerised appointments system. Appointments may be made in person at the reception desk, by telephone and online if you are registered with Patient Online

Please book well in advance for routine appointments. Telephone lines are busiest before 10am. Sometimes it may be necessary to wait before your call is answered as there may be several calls queued.

If your problem is urgent you will be assessed as an emergency, though possibly not by your usual doctor.

Appointment Policy 

Each day we have routine appointments that can be booked  in advance for patients wishing to discuss non urgent problems at a specific time. These appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

The surgery offers extended hours on Thursday evenings to make it easier for those patients who cannot attend during office hours due to work commitments.  

The remaining appointments are held for patients that telephone on the day. Patients are requested to call at 8.30am on the day they wish to obtain one of these appointments.

We try to make sure all emergencies are seen on the same day. If all the appointments have gone then the doctors are informed of the emergency and they may decide to give an extra appointment as per clinical need. 

Whilst our system will suit most people we do realise that it may not suit everybody. Any suggestions will be welcomed and patients can help by cancelling any unwanted appointments at the earliest possible opportunity. Patients who fail to attend their appointments repeatedly may be requested to explain their reasons for non-attendance. The practice reserves the right to remove patients from its list if satisfactory explanations are not received.  

Evening & Weekend Appointments

 

We now offer evening and weekend GP and nurse appointments at this health centre.

 
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