Appointments

Consultations are by appointment only.
 
Appointments may be made in person or by telephone. You can, if you wish, make an appointment to see either of the doctors. Phoning early gives us the best chance of meeting your first choice for a routine appointment.
 
Please be punctual for your appointment, and if you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so we may use it for someone else. If you have an urgent medical problem that will not wait for a routine appointment please tell the receptionist.
 
To make an appointment by telephone – please ring the surgery during surgery hours. Tel: 01246 590711
 
 
 
Consultations and getting the most out of them
 
The BMA's Doctor Patient Partnership offers the following advice to help you use your consultation time effectively :
 
Be Prepared: Make a list of any questions/problems you wish to discuss beforehand.  Take a pen and paper in case you wish to note down important points.  Wear loose clothing in case you need to be examined.  Be prepared to tell the GP if you are taking any non-prescription medicines or supplements you are taking.  You can bring someone with you for support. 
 
During the appointment: Don't be afraid to ask questions.  If you don't understand ask your GP to repeat it or write it down.  If you have a problem that you find difficult to talk about, try to remember that your GP has probably heard it all before and your problem is likely to be a common one.
 
One problem at a time: Please remember that an appointment is 10 minutes long.  If you have several problems that you wish to discuss with the Doctor, please ask the receptionist to book a double slot for you.
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