We have a system which allows you to access the most appropriate member of our team for your healthcare needs.
Where a Doctor or Nurse is the most appropriate Clinician for your particular needs we will provide a choice of pre-bookable face-to-face appointments or telephone consultations. These will be available up to 2 weeks in advance, and are intended for more routine healthcare needs.
For more urgent medical needs which cannot wait for a routine appointment, we will offer daily access to our Acute Care Team to support our routine service.
In order to ensure that you are directed to the most appropriate part of our service our Administration Team will ask certain key details about your problem. This will help us to make the best use of our resources and ensure we can deliver the best service possible.
Please telephone the Practice on 01506 423800.
Our Administration Team are the first point of contact for the Practice. They will speak with you on the telephone or in person at Reception. They are confident and fully trained with the right skills to sensitively manage patient interactions. All members of the Team who work within the Practice have signed a Confidentiality Agreement and are aware of legislation related to the sharing of information under the Data Protection Act.
There may be many reasons why you may wish to contact us. The commonest reason is to consult with a member of our Clinical Team. We ask that you continue to contact us by telephone. This will ensure equal access for all our patients.
In many cases, our Administration Team will be able to assist you with matters such as Medication Queries, Sickness Certification, Booking of Medicals and any other areas of administration. They will make every attempt to help you.
Should you not have access or not be able to use a telephone please contact us in person via our Reception Desk. You may complete a Consultation Request Form which you should return to a member of our Administration Team. Alternatively you can use the telephone in our Confidentiality Booth to provide your details to a member of our team.
Routine Care: Nursing Team/Doctor Team/Pharmacist
Please telephone the Practice on 01506 423800 for Routine Appointments.
Our Administration Team will ask for a brief description of your medical problem. This will ensure that you are directed to the most suitable person to help you. You will be able to pre-book a face-to-face appointment or a telephone consultation.
If you book a face-to-face appointment, you will be provided with a date and time to attend the Practice for your appointment.
If you book a telephone consultation for a particular morning, we will make every effort to return your call within the morning session (8.30am – 1.00pm) or if you book a telephone consultation for a particular afternoon, we will return your call within the afternoon session (1.30pm – 5.00pm).
Urgent Care: Acute Care Team (Paramedic Practitioner/Nurse Practitioner/Doctor)
This refers to a medical problem which you feel needs to be addressed the same day.
Please telephone the Practice on 01506 423800.
Our Administration Team will ask for a brief description of your medical problem. They will then ensure that you are directed to the most suitable person to help you.
If your call is suitable for the Acute Care Team, you may be offered an appointment with one of our Acute Care Practitioners the same day. Alternatively a message can be passed to a member of the Acute Care Team, who will call you back to start your consultation. Together you will discuss your problem and decide what is needed next.
We will make every effort to return your call within the morning session (8.30am – 1.00pm) or if you book a telephone consultation in the afternoon, we will return your call within the afternoon session (1.30pm – 6.00pm). Depending on demand, this could however, be later than the last session time that day.
Should a member of the Acute Care Team consider that your problem can be dealt with more appropriately by an alternative means, they will ask our Administration Team to contact you to advise accordingly.
There is some guidance on the NHS24 Website (www.nhs24.com) which offers advice on how your medical problems could be managed.
The Doctor Team
Our Doctor Team will be available for a limited number of pre-bookable face-to-face appointments or telephone consultations. Our team consists of six Doctors and additionally two Doctors in training.
The Nursing Team
Our Nursing Team will be available to be booked according to their availability and skills. Our team consists of two Practice Nurses, two Healthcare Assistants and a Phlebotomist.