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.
Please note – Each appointment is for 1 patient only
Surgery face to face appointments – For bloods, LTC (long term conditions ie diabetes, COPD), smears and follow-up reviews. Appointments are released up to 28 days’ ahead (currently 14 days’s ahead due to the Covid measures).
Surgery Telephone appointments – During the Covid Pandemic we are operating a predominantly telephone consultation system. These GP and NP appointments release on the day and 14 days ahead for foll0w-up telephone consultations. If a face to face appointment is required, the Clinician will book you an appointment following your telephone consultation.
Self care – 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.