How to Make an Appointment
Our Healthcare team comprises a range of professionals.
For day to day appointments you might be seen by either a Doctor, Nurse or an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, depending on the nature of the problem. Our Practice Nurse is specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of health conditions meaning that it will not always be necessary to see a doctor e.g. Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension.
On the Day
- Patients can book an appointment on the day from 8am by calling into the practice for an urgent medical problem
Please phone the practice on 01772 970009 and Option 2 to book an appointment. These are very limited and can be made 2 weeks in advance.
The Practice Nurse can help you with a range of issues from Health and Lifestyle Management to Vaccinations.
Out of Hours
If you have an urgent health problem which cannot wait until the surgery is open please call 111.
All appointments for the Doctor or Nurse need to be booked in advance either on the telephone or by visiting the practice.
If you would like to book an appointment with the Doctor or Nurse after 6:30pm or on the weekend when we are closed, please contact the practice during opening hours and ask for an appointment at the Extended Hours Hubs which are open Mon-Fri 6:30pm-9pm and Weekends from 8am-8pm.
Alternatives to A&E
We understand that it can be difficult to identify which place to go to when you become ill or injured. We want to help you to select the right service for your illness or injury, and in doing so, you will not only be looking after your health but using NHS services appropriately.
We can all help to ease the pressure on our emergency services by only visiting A&E or calling 999 with the most serious, or life-threatening injuries or illnesses and only dial 999 if you think you need an emergency ambulance.
A&E department deals with genuine emergencies, such as:
Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
Severe allergic reactions
Severe burns or scalds
Major trauma such as a road traffic accident
Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units.
A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.
What to do for less serious injuries or illnesses
Self-care is the best way to treat common illnesses and injuries, such as; coughs and colds, slight cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, sore throats, sinusitis, earache, constipation and headaches.
You can treat them at home with a range of medicines and a first aid kit bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.
You can prepare for many common illnesses and injuries by having a chat with your local pharmacist who can give you advice on what self-care medications to have at home.
With all self-care if your symptoms recur, or if you are no better after two days, call NHS 111 for advice or contact your GP.
If you require medical help but you’re not sure where to go, then please Talk before you Walk. You can call NHS 111 free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess your symptoms, decide what medical help you need and advise where you need to go. This will ensure you get the right care from the right service in the timeliest way.
NHS 111 clinical advisors can arrange an appointment for you at an out of hours GP or extended hours hub if your condition means you need to see a health care professional within the next 12 hours. They can also give you self-care advice and information.
You should call NHS 111 if:
You need medical help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency
You think you need to go to accident and emergency or another NHS urgent care service
You do not know who to call for medical help or you do not have a GP to call
You require health information or reassurance about what to do next
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP in the usual way.
Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, aches and pains. They can also help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services..
You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms without an appointment. Many pharmacies now have a consultation area where you can discuss health concerns in private.
Some of the services available from your local pharmacy include help for:
Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
Coughs, colds, flu
Ear infections and earache
Urine infections and cystitis
Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
Emergency repeat prescription service
For details of your nearest local pharmacy, and opening hours, go to the Find Pharmacy Services pages on the NHS Choices website.
As your local GP surgery, we provide a wide range of family health services that include advice on health concerns, how to prevent you becoming unwell, vaccinations, examinations and treatment, and prescriptions for medicines. We can also refer you to other health services.
GP Out of Hours Service
The out of hours GP service is a separate facility where a team of GPs and Nurse Practitioners provide services from 6:30pm to 8am weekdays, bank holidays and weekends. They offer help, advice and treatment if you have an urgent clinical need that cannot wait for your own GP practice to open.
If you need to see or speak to a GP when your surgery is closed, call NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess you, give advice on when and where to go for treatment, or book you in to see an out of hours GP if needed.