The practice now offers the ability to book appointments online via a Secure Web Interface.
To use EMIS Patient Access you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which is obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you.
To register for this service, please provide the surgery with a form of photo ID such as a driving license, passport etc.
Click here for Patient access.
Due to NHS contractual changes from April 2004 patients will be registered with the practice rather than with individual doctors but you can make appointments with the GP of your choice, except for ‘open’ surgeries or ‘emergency’ appointments when you will be seen by the duty doctor/s.
HOW TO SEE A DOCTOR OR PRACTICE NURSE
In line with Government directives on access, the doctors are currently operating a system of both booked and drop-in surgeries. Drop-in surgeries are being held on Monday and Friday mornings where any patient who arrives before 10.30am will be seen by the duty doctor(s). Appointments for the rest of the week are released at 12.00 midday on Monday and can be made by telephoning 01604 250250 after this time. You will be offered the earliest possible appointment convenient to you. In addition there are some pre-bookable appointments available where appointments can be booked up to two weeks ahead. Urgent cases will nearly always be seen the same morning, but not necessarily with your preferred doctor. We try very hard to see patients at their allotted times, so please help us to help you by attending promptly.
Appointments for the practice nurses can be made at any time during normal surgery hours and appointments can be made for more than a week in advance.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please contact the surgery to cancel it so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.
You are able to see a doctor anywhere in the U.K. if you are away from home and in need of emergency medical help. You can do this simply by asking to see the nearest doctor as a temporary resident. We will be happy to see any friends or relations staying with you if they need a doctor in an emergency.