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Increase in access to appointments with your GP

In order to improve access to appointments and to manage the problems we are having with the phone system, we have now made some appointments available to book up to four weeks in advance.  We are also holding some of the afternoon appointments and releasing them at 12pm each day, rather than releasing all the appointments in one go at 8.20am.  This also applies to advance booking appointments and internet bookable appointments.

We hope this will help reduce the waiting times for calls to be answered in the mornings and reduce the occasions when the phone system ‘drops’ callers out of the queue before they get through to the practice.

Our new telephone system is due to be installed in May this year.

Thank you for your patience whilst these changes are being introduced.

Patient Services Team


 Have we got your correct contact details? Please ensure that you update us when your contact details change. We are able to send appointment confirmation and reminders, as well as reminders for annual reviews if we have your mobile number on file. We have received positive feedback on our text messaging system, however if you would prefer to opt-out of this service please contact Reception


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Advice and Emergency Access for Children

We are pleased to advise you that we provide dedicated appointments specifically for your child, to encourage parents not to take their children to A&E but to bring them to their GP instead where ever appropriate.

 The intention is to prevent you from potentially having to spend long periods of time in A&E for something that your GP could help with. 

 Please make an appointment in the usual way by contacting reception and asking for a children's appointment.


 The practice offers appointments daily for assessment of unwell children.  Some conditions can be managed with advice over the telephone or advice from the local pharmacist . 

 When considering if your child requires an urgent assessment the following information may be of use:   

    • Most common infections do not get better quicker with antibiotics 
    • Most children with a cold, cough, sore throat or earache who see their GP will still be ill 4 days later. This does not mean that they need treatment or need to be seen again. 
    • One third of children who have seen their GP with a cough will still be coughing 2 weeks later. This does not mean that they need treatment. 
    • Only children with signs of more serious illness generally need to be seen by a doctor or nurse. These signs include: 
      • Excessive drowsiness 
      • Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing 
      • Cold or discoloured hands &/or feet with warm body 
      • Abnormal pains in arms &/or legs 
      • Abnormal colour (pale or blue) 
      • Persistently high temperature not responding to medication
    • Symptoms related to meningitis 
      • Unusually severe headache 
      • A Stiff neck (difficulty putting chin to chest) 
      • Dislike of bright lights 
      • A rash that does not fade with pressure

 The following website may also provide further useful information:

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