APPOINTMENTS

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24th March 2020 - COVID-19 Update
All appointments will be triaged by telephone first.  Please do not visit the surgery unless requested by a clinician.
When making an appointment the receptionist will ask you for the reason for the appointment. This is at the request of the Doctors so that we can ensure we book you in with the most appropriate clinician and as soon as possible.

We always try to accommodate patients’ requests for a particular doctor or nurse. If this is not possible patients are informed of the reason at the time of making the appointment.

Interpreting Service

If you use sign language then arrangements can be made for a British Sign Language Interpreter to attend your appointment. An interpreting service is also available to patients whose first language is not English. Please ask about these services when making your appointment.

Chaperones

It is our policy to respect the privacy and dignity of our patients. If you would like a chaperone to be present in your consultation, please let our reception team know as soon as you arrive for your appointment.

Text Reminders

When you have booked an appointment at the surgery you can agree to receive a text message on your mobile phone as a reminder. All you need to do is let reception know that you would like to receive this service.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

Countersigning

Please note that GPs at our practice cannot sign passport forms or Firearms licenses.

 

Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00.

 

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

 

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

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