We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
For routine problems, advice, reviews, referrals and results, appointments are released up to a maximum of 28 days ahead on a daily basis. These are available to book online
We also have a number of same day appointments but ask that you only use these for EMERGENCY problems which cannot wait until the next routine appointment is available
Please note – EMERGENCY appointments for sick children under the age of 16 are always available on the day
Each appointment (prebookable and telephone) is for 1 patient only
Telephone pre-bookable appointments
For when an examination is not required, for example to discuss results, sick notes, blood tests or medication – these are also available to book online
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your pharmacist can help too
Your local Pharmacy can also offer expert health advice and free treatment for a range of common illnesses, ailments such as:
- Digestive disorders – heartburn, constipation, indigestion
- Minor infections – cold sores, warts, verrucas, cystitis, thrush, bites, stings
- Coughs, colds, sore throats, hay fever
- Minor cuts and bruises
- Minor aches and pains – headache, ear ache, back pain
- Pregnancy and Children – Minor ailments
- Flu vaccinations
The Pharmacist will advise if you need to see a GP
111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.