Consultation is by appointment only. Appointments are allocated for 10 minutes, which means that it is usually only possible to discuss one or two items per consultation. If you have several things to discuss that you think will require more than 10 minutes then please request a "double appointment". We can only see one patient per appointment slot.
We endeavour to see as many patients as possible with our current appointments system. Approximately half of our appointments are reserved as "book on the day" to enable us to see acute illnesses. If you wish to be seen on the same day, you should be prepared to be flexible with regard to whom, where and when you attend and you should phone as soon after 8.30am as possible.
Early Bird Appointments
The practice run an early morning surgery ‘early birds’ from 07.00 am to 08.30 am on a Wednesday morning (fortnightly). To book, please ask for an early-bird appointment.
Please note the surgery will be closed for public holidays on the following days:
- New Year's Day Friday 1st January 2021
- 2nd January Monday 4th January 2021
- Good Friday Friday 2nd April 2021
- Easter Monday Monday 5th April 2021
- Early May Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
- Spring Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021
- Fair Monday Monday 19th July 2021
- September Monday Monday 27th September2021
- Christmas Day Monday 27th December 2021
- Boxing Day Tuesday 28th December 2021
What to do when the practice is closed
When We Are Closed
Medical care out-with our normal opening hours hours is provided by NHS24.
Please call 111
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.