Length of Appointments

The length of each doctor’s appointment is 10 minutes.

The length of each routine nurse appointment is 10 minutes

If you feel your problem(s) will require longer than the set time allocated, please ask the receptionist to book you a longer appointment.

Please note that cervical smears take 20 minutes and minor operations involving the nurse and doctor require 30 minutes.

Urgent Appointments

Each day we have a number of ‘urgent’ appointment slots available. These appointments are reserved for patients with urgent problems that need to be seen by a doctor that day.

If you think you have an urgent problem that should be seen by a doctor on the same day, please ring the surgery and an appointment will be made for you to be seen on that day.

Some of these urgent problems might be solved by a doctor or nurse speaking to you over the telephone. If you have an urgent problem that you think might be solved by speaking to a doctor or nurse – please let the receptionist know and a doctor or nurse will phone you back at the earliest convenient time.

We cannot always guarantee an urgent same day appointment with the doctor of your choice.

Routine Appointments

For non-urgent appointments with the doctor of your choice, and at a time that best suits you, it is advisable to book as far in advance as possible.

For information on surgery opening times and consultation times Click Here.

For Information on the different ways to book an appointment Click Here.