GP Appointments may be booked either in person, by telephone or on-line.
Routine GP Appointments - We feel it is very important to be able to book appointments in advance. Routine GP appointments can be pre-booked up to 2 weeks in advance. Every day a fresh batch of appointments are released for up to 2 weeks in advance; every day the allocation of appointments are used so unfortunately, we may ask you to call back to take advantage of the next batch of appointments.
Booked Telephone Consultations:
We are very aware that our patients lead busy lives. We now offer booked telephone appointments with a doctor. Many problems that don't require physical examination can be successfully dealt with over the telephone.
Urgent "Same Day" Appointments - All patients who wish to be seen urgently will usually be offered a telephone triage call by a Doctor. By using a triage service we are able to ensure that clinically urgent problems are prioritised, urgent problems will be seen within 24 hours; to help the triage Doctor prioritise calls it is very helpful if the Doctor has a brief reason for needing to see/speak to a Doctor.
When triaging appointments, if the Doctor assesses the problem as non-urgent, the Doctor may offer telephone advice, medication or suggest a routine appointment to assess the problem.