Open Access Appointments
We run an open access clinic between 8am - 9 30am each weekday morning.
This gives you the opportunity to see a GP that day. It is very popular.
The Health Centre does not open until 8am. There is controlled access for those with prebooked appointments in our extended hours surgery from 7am - 8am.
We are unable to accommodate a lot of people in the shared waiting room in the foyer. We would ask that you do NOT come before 8am to access this clinic. The Receptionist will not be able to take names before this. We do not offer a ticketing system. We trust that you will respect your place in the queue.
We endeavour to see patients as quickly as possible. Demand for this service can be variable.
You have the opportunity to book an appointment with a GP up to 2 weeks in advance and we offer a range of Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant appointments. You are also able to book a telephone appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse for advice or to discuss any health concerns.
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Patient Self Check In
You can now book yourself in for your appointment with the GP, Practice Nurse or clinic (Midwife, dietician) using the touchscreen at Reception. Just enter your date of birth, confirm your appointment and you will register as arrived. This will allow the GP or Practice Nurse to call you from the waiting areas.
DIY Health Check Area
Waiting Room 1
This uses touchscreen technology and calibrated equipment. It is simple to use and allows you to check your blood pressure, height and weight and answer simple health check questionnaires at your own convenience. There is no need to see the GP or Practice Nurse for these simple tests. The results are communicated to your medical record and you will be prompted to make an appointment if further advice or intervention is recommended.
Drop in to Reception for access to Waiting Room 1 to try this out.
The Health Care Assistant will be happy to provide any help or information.
Alternative Appointment Options - Do you need to see a GP?
If you wish to discuss any of the following matters:
- Blood Pressure
- Contraception and sexual health
- Diabetes advice
- Weight Management
- Well woman/man
- Medication enquries
- Medication requests
- Simple cough or cold symptoms
- Test results
Please speak to the reception team, Practice Nurse or local pharmacist as they will be able to help.
Nurse Brown and Nurse Foster can prescribe and Nurse Ghani can arrange a prescription if required.
Please speak to the reception team about making an appointment with the practice nurse or a telephone consultation with the GP as it could save you waiting. Practice Nurse and telephone appointments are usually available with a few days, sometimes the same day.
Protected Learning Time (PLT)
The next training days are Wednesday 13 November 2013, Wednesday 19 February and Wednesday 19 March 2014. The practice will close at 1pm. NHS 24 will deal with any medical emergencies while we are closed.