CHANGES TO APPOINTMENT BOOKING PROCESS
We are reducing the timescale for booking ahead to see a doctor. Nurse appointments will remain unchanged.
We are consistently losing around 30 appointments per week because patients book then fail to keep the appointment. An audit of these lost appointments reveals that more than ¾ of them have been booked more than 2 weeks in advance. By reducing the number of wasted slots we expect to be able to offer more routine appointments.
If a doctor asks you to return in 3-4 weeks you should contact us 2 weeks before you want to be seen.
Any patient who feels they have an urgent problem that cannot wait until the next routine appointment will be assessed by one of our highly trained and qualified Nurse Practitioners.