The Doctors and Practice Nurses work different rotas enabling the practice to offer patients a range of appointment times. Whilst the Doctor’s and Nurse’ rotas may vary, morning and afternoon appointments are offered across the week.
Routine appointments with the doctors are of ten minute duration and can generally be booked in advance; there are also same day appointments available which are intended for urgent cases. These same day appointments can be booked from 08:00am on a first come basis.
Emergency appointments are also available for genuine emergencies at the discretion of the staff or duty doctor.
Appointments with the Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant are for 5-30 minutes depending on clinical need. For example if you are having a blood test then only a 5 minute appointment will be needed. If you are a newly diagnosed diabetic then 30 minutes would be required. The reception team will help allocate the correct amount of time.
If you have more than one problem then please discuss with the reception about booking a longer appointment.
Patients may express a preference of practitioner, whilst we will endeavour to comply with this, it may not always be possible depending on the urgency.