Routine appointments are for reviews and non-urgent ailments. They can be made up to several weeks in advance.
We do hold back some of these appointments and release them 48 hours before the appointment time. We do this to ensure that those ailments that are not urgent but require some intermediate attention can be dealt with.
Routine appointments can be made online including those that are released 48 hours before the appointment time.
If you request an appointment with a GP or Nurse our receptionists will ask you for a brief description of your symptoms or a brief reason why you would like an appointment.
Doctors and Nurses have asked them to do this to ensure:
- you are given an appointment with the most appropriate member of staff.
- The appointment is the right duration e.g. 10 minutes, 20 minutes or 30 minutes.
- It also allows the clinician to look back at your records and prepare for your appointment.
- It helps the practice to better utilise clinician time.
If you don’t wish to say please inform the receptionist it is personal (please note if you state ‘personal’ it will be assumed that it is a request for a routine appointment).
If you feel you would like a chaperone present at your Consultation, please inform your Doctor/Nurse, who will be more than happy to arrange this for you