Consultations are available to patients who have attained the age of 16 years or, in the case of children, at the request of the parent or guardian without restriction. A consultation shall take place in the patient’s home if the doctor feels this is appropriate. You may choose to see any doctor within the Practice.
Two Types of Surgery are Available
- Surgery By Appointment - Appointments may be made via EMIS Patient Access (see link above), calling at the surgery or by telephoning between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday on 0844 499 0845 or 0161 748 5559. Please try to avoid Monday morning as this is our busiest time.
- Urgent Appointments - A limited number of urgent appointments are available each day between 10.30am - 11.30am. You do not have to book these appointments, just turn up to the surgery no earlier than 10.20am each morning.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please cancel in good time to allow other patients to be seen. You can cancel your appointment via text to our textphone 07434 628 730.
Patient Access lets you book routine appointments and also cancel appointments with our practice using the internet. If you would like to do this please complete the pre-registration form on our website. To finalise your registration you will need to attend the Practice bringing in the following identification to our reception team:
- Proof of Identity – Passport or Photo Driving Licence and
- Proof of Address – Utility Bill (dated within the last 3 months)
When your account has been created and activated you will be able to book and cancel appointments. Patients who are registered for Online Appointments can access the service via this link: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk
Did you know that we already offered telephone consultations? These aren’t meant to replace face to face consultations but may be helpful and more convenient for you.
At present we offer telephone consultations in the morning for problems that you might feel need addressed more urgently but may not need a face to face consultation. These may include advice about managing common illnesses, extension of sick notes or problems with your medication. Don’t forget you can also discuss medication problems with your local pharmacist and if he or she is unable to help our medicine management team or pharmacist may also be able to assist. If following a telephone consultation the doctor feels it would be better for you to be seen in person, you may then be offered a face to face appointment within an appropriate time. If you would like to book one of these telephone appointments, please contact the surgery at 8.30am for a same day telephone appointment.
We also offer telephone consultations for follow up. If you’ve been to see your doctor and need to be reviewed again about the same problem but find it difficult to attend the surgery, please ask if a telephone follow-up appointment would be appropriate. These are bookable in advance and take place during the afternoon surgery
Finally, telephone appointments can be helpful to follow up on hospital appointments and any changes that may have been suggested.
Telephone consultations are quick, convenient, help with continuity of care with your usual GP and may mean you don’t have to take time off work, so next time you need advice why not consider giving us a ring.
Children will always be seen as soon as possible if brought to the surgery. Please ring first to help the surgery run smoothly. This will be quicker than a home visit.
It is our policy to respect the privacy, dignity, religious and cultural beliefs of our patients. A chaperone is available at the request of clinician or patient. If you feel you would like a chaperone to be present during a physical examination by a Doctor or any other Health Professional, or if you would prefer to be examined by a Doctor or health professional of the same gender as yourself, please ask and we will do our best to comply with your wishes.