How to register
We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.
Click the link below to find out if you are in our catchment area:
You can register by completing a registration form available from reception.
All new patients will be asked to undertake a health check with a practice nurse as part of the new registration process.
To see the surgery boundary please see the 'Other Information' Tab at the top of the screen and go to 'Library'
We run all our surgeries by an appointment only system. Please remember that each appointment is for one person only. Children under 16 should normally be accompanied by an adult. If you cannot keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible.
If you so wish, we are happy to provide a chaperone during physical examinations. Your doctor may offer this or you may request a chaperone yourself.
Appointments with a Doctor or a Nurse can be requested by contacting the surgery either by phone or in person or using the online service.
All appointments are available to book up to 6 weeks in advance. You do not have to wait to contact the surgery on the day that you require an appointment. However, if a patient is deemed by the Doctors to require urgent attention, they will be seen that day. We also have a number of slots available with our Nurse in the minor illness clinic that can be booked on the day.
Receptionists are available to take your calls between 8.00am and 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.
We try to make sure you see the doctor of your choice but if they are not available we may ask you to see another doctor.
If you are too ill to come to the surgery and you require a visit at home, please call the surgery before 10.00am. It is helpful if you can provide the receptionist with an indication of why a home visit is required. Home visits take up much more of a doctor’s time than a consultation in the surgery, so if you are mobile please come into the surgery to be seen.
NEW ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING SERVICE:
You are now able to book some appointments via a link within this website once you have registered for your own username and password. For more information on how to register please come into Reception.
Services for young adults
For young adults between the age of 16-24 we offer a number of services free of charge. Contact reception for further details.
- General health screening
- Chlamydia screening
- Contraceptive advice
- Travel vaccinations advice
- Provision of vaccination history for university documentation
- Emergency contraception (MAP)
Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.
|Tuesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm with Jan the Midwife|
Routine "8 week" developmental checks carried out along with baby immunisations.
Alternate Thursday afternoons 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm.
With Dr Maria Stratford and Nurse Sally
Travel vaccinations in line with latest regulations.
You need to fill out our travel forms and return them to reception in advance of booking your appointment.
Wednesday 8am - 10.40am
Fridays 4.10pm - 5.30 pm
|Asthma/COPD||Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication.||Thursday 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm with Nurse Caroline.|
Minor Illness Clinic
Clinic available to cover minor complaints e.g. upset stomach, UTI, chest infections, sore throats etc
Not available for babies under 1 year of age
Daily clinics 9.00 - 11:30 am and 3pm - 6pm
With Nurse Debbie.
|Diabetes Clinic||Shared care of diabetes in conjunction with the hospital Diabetic clinic.||Book an appointment with Nurse Sally.|
Childhood immunisations in line with latest recommendations..
Monday 4 pm - 4.45 pm
with Nurse Sally
|Phlebotomy||Clinic every morning for blood test requests from the Doctor.||Book an appointment with Nurse Dawn|
|Family Planning||Confidential advice on contraception including emergency contraception.||Doctor or Nurse at any time. Book via reception.|
|Blood Pressure and Healthchecks||Regular check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifetsyle and medication.||Book with our HCA, Nurse Dawn|
You may order repeat prescriptions using this website (reference top of page). Alternatively you can leave your request for a repeat prescription at reception or post it to the surgery. Tick the items you need on the right-hand section of your previous prescription form. We also have prescription request forms on the counter in Reception for you to complete and hand in. Your prescription will be ready for collection 48 hours later. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope).
We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.
Please do not submit repeat prescription requests to our email address. Use the link within this website once you have registered for this service at reception.
Fitness for work statements
You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness.
Please telephone about 3 working days after the tests were taken. Some tests e.g. smear tests may take a little longer. Reception will be able to advise you accordingly.
Since our telephones are very busy in the early morning, we ask you to telephone for test results after 2pm each day. To ensure confidentiality, we only release results to the patient, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.
Patients may receive a text to advise them of recent test results. The gp can send a standard text to the mobile phone number recorded on our records. You may be invited to book a routine appointment or be advised that your results have come back and are are 'normal and no action is required'. Patients will usually be called by phone in the event that an urgent review with the gp is required. We hope this will alleviate the busy phone lines and give patients more immediate notification. Please ensure we have your current mobile phone number.
Due to the heavy workload of the doctors, they very often work from home after we are closed so dont be alarmed if you receive a text outside our usual opening hours!
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, passport signing and some vaccination services. Our fees for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, are available from the surgery.
PRACTICE BOOKLET-updated Oct 2014 A5 (Adobe PDF format best for most people)
PRACTICE BOOKLET-updated Oct 2014 A5 (Rich text format, can be opened with Microsoft Word)