GP appointments are 10 minutes in duration and are designed to deal with one problem only. If you need more time, ask for a double appointment.
When are they available?
| ||Morning||Earlybird Surgery||Afternoon|| Evening|
|Weekdays||08:30 - 12:00||From 07:30 on Wednesdays (MOS)||14:30 - 17:30 or 18:00||Until 20:30 on Thursdays (Yapton)|
You can access the GPs weekly rotas here.
You can also book a limited amount of appointments on-line via the link at the top of this page but you need to register for this.
To keep surgeries running smoothly, please:
- Arrive on time Arriving late disrupts the timetable and inconveniences other patients. You will be expected to reschedule your appointment time if this happens.
- Let us know if you can't keep your appointment If you no longer require an appointment then do inform the practice in good time so that we can release the time for other patients.
- Do not "squeeze" other people into your appointment This is unreasonable and only serves to inconvenience others.
- Do not save up several problems for one appointment . Please ask for a longer appointment when booking if you have several problems. The Nurse or Doctor cannot deal comprehensively and safely with more than one problem in a single appointment. You will be asked to rebook an appointment if this happens.
You may find it more convenient to arrange a telephone consultation or see the Nurse Practitioner.
Nurse Practitioner Appointments
When are they available?
Weekdays 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 17:00
What are they for?
These appointments are for advice or help with minor illnesses and uncomplicated medical conditions, such as:
- Sore throat.
- Coughs and colds including flu like illnesses
- Diarrhoea, vomiting and other gastric disturbances
- Skin problems.
- Thrush and other related problems
- Ear disorders
- Eye infections.
- Verrucae and Warts
- Water infections
Clinic appointments are also available for diseases for which you receive regular medication, such as:
- High blood pressure.
- Heart disease, including heart failure
- Asthma and COPD
You will be encouraged to see a nurse specialist in one of the clinics, which you can book ahead.
- Leg ulcers.
- Ear syringing.
- Some injections.
- Taking blood.
- Urine tests.
- New patient medicals.
- Holiday jabs.
- Family planning.
- Cervical smears.
- Well woman checks.
Telephone Appointments and Email
You can request a telephone appointment with your GP, either on the same day if you ring before 10:00, or you can book in advance. Up to 40% of problems presented to the GP can be effectively dealt with on the phone, provided the doctor has access to your medical records. Please use this facility if you don't need to see your doctor in surgery.
You can email the practice manager or the doctors. When using email, please be aware that you should only use this for routine enquiries, and never for urgent medical advice.