TELEPHONE SYSTEM UPDATE 16/08/2021

Our phone line issue has now been resolved. Please do bear with us, our lines are very busy, especially on Mondays. We have as many people answering the telephones as possible but during busy periods there will be likely be delays in your call being answered. Where possible, please use the eConsult service.

Making an appointment

We would like patients to complete an online form rather than simply phoning for an appointment. The form is then assessed by a Doctor, Nurse or Paramedic to decide the best way to provide care, or address your problem.

Online Consulting using the online consultation form can be a very good way of doing this any time of the day. Most online consultation forms will receive a response the same day, and all should receive a reply within 2 working days (excluding weekends and Bank holidays).

If this is not possible please phone the practice and a receptionist will ask you a few questions so we can prioritise urgent problems.

Here are some online consultation form quick links

AnxietyDepression
Cystitis in womenContraception Pill Review
Sick note requestHome BP readings
Asthma ReviewHypertension review

For real life-threatening emergencies such as those below – RING 999

  • Chest pain (suspected heart attack)
  • Suspected stroke
  • Suspected meningitis
  • Anaphylactic shock (severe allergy)
  • Heavy bleeding or deep lacerations
  • Fluctuating levels of consciousness or completely unconscious
  • Difficulty breathing or stopped breathing with a change in colour
  • New seizure, fit or uncontrollable shaking

For immediately serious conditions such as the following, GO TO Emergency Department (A&E) IMMEDIATELY

  • A fever and lethargic (drowsy) child
  • A feverish and floppy (unresponsive) infant
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain
  • Accidental or intentional overdose of medication
  • Trauma (including falls) and possible broken bones or road traffic accident

Your appointment at the Practice

  • Please make one appointment for each member of the family who needs to be seen
  • We try to keep to time but please be patient if someone before you takes longer than planned
  • Appointments are normally 12 minute slots, so if you have a complicated problem, or more than one problem, please ask for a longer appointment
  • Once you have found a Doctor you want to work with, please try to stick with them as much as possible. It saves time reviewing what has happened in the past, and results in your Doctor understanding your views and concerns.

Please help us

If you are not able to attend your appointment please let us know in time so that the time can be used for someone else. If you are late for an appointment you may be asked to re-book.

Additional information

If you have a suspected infectious disease

Please inform reception if you suspect an infectious disease, as this will enable us to deal with it appropriately during your visit to protect you, other patients and staff. 

Giving Consent for Treatment

You have the right to accept or refuse treatment that is offered to you, and not to be given any physical examination or treatment unless you have given valid consent. If you do not have the capacity to do so, consent must be obtained from a person legally able to act on your behalf, or the treatment must be in your best interests.

Your valid consent (agreement to the course of action) is needed for the treatment that’s offered to you before any physical examinations or treatment can be given. If you haven’t given your consent, you can accept or refuse treatment that’s offered to you.

It’s important to be involved in decisions about your treatment and to be given information to help you choose the right treatment. When making treatment choices, you’ll often discuss the options with your doctor or another healthcare professional.