These are at the discretion of the doctors and are meant for the elderly, housebound, terminally ill or those who are genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. A doctor can see up to five patients in the surgery in the time it takes to do one visit. Requests should be made before 10:30. Please give details of your problem to the receptionist. A doctor will phone you back and if he/she thinks that your problem does not need a visit they will give appropriate advice. The doctors undertake visits between 13:00 and 15:30.
We see over 200 patients per weekday in surgeries and clinics. Those patients demand immediate appointments for non-urgent problems, without booking, create delays for doctors, staff and patients who have made an appointment. All serious cases and patients with genuinely urgent problems will always be seen. If you are unable to wait for a routine appointment, please give the receptionist brief details of your condition/illness to help make the appropriate arrangements.