How to I register with the Practice?
If you wish to register with the our Practice, you must attend in person at the reception desk. Please allow at least 15 minutes so that you can complete all your registration details.You will then be offered the first available appointment to see a Doctor. Your acceptance to be included on to the Practice list is at the discretion of the Doctor, and you must also meet the NHS entitlement criteria. If the GP is unable to accept you on to the Practice list you will be given a reason why your request to register has been declined.
How do I request a House Call ?
These are for people who are too ill or frail to attend the Practice. If you are unable to come to the Surgery, please call 01268 510520. You must give the receptionist as much information as you can, this is very helpful to the Doctor to assess the nature of your condition. The receptionist will pass these details to the Doctor who is on call. The Doctor will then contact you to discuss your request. It is important that you give the receptionist your contact number.
Please help us by requesting any house calls before 10am.
How do I make an appointment?
You can do this by either phoning the appointments line on 01268 510520 or in person at the reception desk.
Can two or more people use one appointment to see the Doctor?
No, when you arrange your appointment it is only for you, if you wish an appointment for another family member you must ask for another appointment to see the Doctor.
What happens if I am late for my appointment with the Doctor or Nurse?
If you are late you will only be seen at the discretion of Doctor or Nurse. If you are not seen you will need to re-appoint, after that day.
Why can’t I see my Doctor of choice sooner?
This is because either your Doctor of choice is on holiday or absent due to ill health, or more frequently some Doctors may have a higher demand rate from some patients to be seen by that Doctor.
How to I arrange an appointment to see the Nurse?
You can do this either by phoning the appointment line on 01268 510520 or in person at the reception desk you can pre-book a Nurses appointment up to eight weeks in advance if you wish.
How do I arrange vaccinations for my holidays?
Please allow plenty of time before you travel, this will ensure that as far as possible you will be fully inoculated before travelling. You will be asked to complete a form, once this has been completed and given to the receptionist you will be given a date to collect a prescription for your vaccinations, and the receptionist will advise you when your vaccination(s) will be administered by the nurse. It is very important that you complete as much information as possible on the form, you must include your telephone number so the Doctor or Nurse can contact you if they require more information. Travel clinics are nurse lead, please do not arrange an appointment with the Doctor in relation to travel, unless this has been specially arranged for you at the reception desk.
How long must I wait for my Prescription?
Your repeat prescription will be available for collection after two full working days. For example requests made after 6pm, weekends or a public holiday, are actioned by the staff on the next working day, i.e ordered Saturday, next working day Monday, your prescription will be ready by Wednesday.
Can I pay for my Doctors private report or letter that I have requested by switch?
No, we do not have payment facilities for credit/debit cards. The Practice can only accept Cash or Cheques.
How to I make a complaint?
If we are unable to resolve your complaint when you attend the Practice, then you can place this in writing and address this for the attention of the Practice Manager. We will acknowledge your letter, fully investigate your complaint and reply to your letter within 10 working days. You can also arrange an appointment to discuss the matter further with the Practice Manager.
Can I e-mail the practice concerning my medical conditions, or requesting information about my medical records?
We are unable to enter into any communications of a medical nature this is to protect patient confidentiality. For medico-legal reasons we require a signed mandate by the patient in relation to any information held concerning their medical records.
How do I access and get to see my Medical Records?
Please place this in writing to the Practice Manager, who will then contact you and explain our procedure. Please bring at least two forms of identification with you.