We offer a full complement of personal and family healthcare services:
You can book ahead. Use your diary and do so for routine check-ups.
The Practice Nurse is the best person to see first for ‘annual’ reviews of regular medication or conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma.
Pre-Bookable Appointments with the Dr ..are 10 minutes. This allows just enough time to listen to you about an issue; question, examine, discuss, prescribe and keep good notes.
More than one issue, and we’re struggling. Please consider this.
Such a lot of our work these days is managing long term conditions and trying to prevent future medical events in patients at risk.
We also now meet regularly with the District Nurses; Occupational Therapists, Physios, Community Health Team and Social Workers trying to do our best to manage our most frail and elderly patients. The time demand is huge.
Whilst you can pre-book an appointment, sheer demand means this might be a couple of weeks away, and whilst we are keen to engage in such preventative medicine, we understand that if you’re poorly, you expect and we need to find the time to attend to you. In such cases you need to CALL the surgery early, bfore 10am helps us a lot (please don’t turn up expecting to be seen straight away) – the receptionist will ask for details and then you will usually get a call back from the Dr on call that morning who will take things from there and try to ensure you get prompt treatment or an appointment appropriately.
We conduct many telephone consultations which, for a great number of issues, are effective and save time.
Please give the receptionist as much detail as you can to enable the best outcome, and phone early, as it can be very difficult to accommodate a ‘same day please’ request made after midday, but we will do so if its urgent and clinically indicated.
Home visits requests are accepted for those patients whose condition prevents them from leaving their house.