To see a GP you must have an appointment. These can be booked up to two months in advance. Appointments are booked at 10 minute intervals. We try to run on time as far as possible, but inevitably some appointments do run over.
To help keep surgeries running smoothly:
- Please arrive on time (if you are more than ten minutes late the doctor may not see you)
- Please let us know if you cannot keep your appointment
- Please do not "squeeze in" other people in your slot
- Please remember that the length of appointments are limited and that other people are waiting too!
Click here to book/cancel your appointment online
PHONE APP AVAILABLE - If you would prefer to use an app for your iphone / smartphone please look for SystmOnline as the app name
"Sit and Wait"
In the case of an emergency you can attend the "Sit and Wait" surgery which is held every morning from 9 until 11am. The sit and wait surgery is run on a first come, first served basis although we endeavour to see young children and very urgent cases as soon as possible. You will be asked by the receptionist about why you need to see a doctor, this is to try to ensure that urgent cases are seen quickly.
If you wish to attend the "Sit and Wait" you must telephone in advance.
It is likely that the doctor will not be able to spend as much time with you as they would in a booked appointment and we would suggest that you do not attend "Sit and Wait" with ongoing problems.
The "Sit and Wait" surgeries can be busy but it is very unusual to have to wait more than an hour to be seen and often it is very much quicker than this.
We pleased to announce that we now have 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP ) to compliment our service – Mrs Tina McPherson and Mrs Tracy Murphy
ANPs are trained nurses with advanced skills and expertise. They have undergone significant additional training and are able to provide assessment , examination and diagnosis and of most conditions and can prescribe medication. They can refer to specialists at the hospital or send you for tests, x-rays or scans if they feel these are appropriate.
Most patient on the sit and wait service will be seen by an ANP. You may also find that you are offered a routine appointment with an ANP in the first instance rather than a doctor.
For telephone advice please phone the surgery and leave details with a receptionist who will pass this onto the relevant doctor or nurse. You will be called back after surgery.