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Wednesday Closing

 

The Practice is closed ONCE a month for staff development and training.  Our Doctors, Nursing and administrative staff do need time to train together, which is vital to improve service delivery.  The next date is Wednesday 22nd May 2013.  We DO NOT close on other Wednesday afternoons.

Cancelling Appointments
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot. Please note that the Practice has a policy for Patient who DO NOT ATTEND or fail to cancel their appointment.  Patients who continue to DNA risk being removed from the Practice.
Please keep your appointment, don't waste it.

Emergency Appointments
If you require to be seen urgently, please tell the receptionist the nature of your request to assess the urgency. This facility is for emergency cases only and we ask you to not use this service for routine problems

Home Visits
Home Visits are reserved for patients who are genuinely too ill to attend surgery. Please telephone before 10.00am and be prepared to answer a few questions to help the doctors plan their calls and to assess the urgency. Please remember the doctor can see at least four patients in surgery in the time taken to do one visit.  

 

 

Booking an Appointment

circled_dayAll consultations are by appointment only. We offer 10 minute appointments to see a doctor. Telephone us on 01623 400100 or call in to book. We offer some pre-bookable appointments in the morning and afternoon, with the rest bookable on the day. You may book your appointment up to four weeks in advance to see a doctor or nurse.  We now offer a 'one problem' service for anyone wishing an appointment on the day which is for just 'one problem'.  These are shorter appointments enabling clinicians to see more patients.  You will need to give the receptionist a brief outline of your problem.

Cancellations

Please  let us know as soon as possible if you no longer require an appointment, please contact Reception to cancel it, so that we can offer it to another patient who may need seeing.

On your next visit to the practice you will notice posters around the surgery showing the number of patients who fail to attend their appointment. We also have a policy for patients who fail to attend appointments, which includes the removal of patients from our practice list who consider to waste appointments.  Patients will be contacted following a missed appointment.

Choosing the Right Care

How to make sure you choose the right care when you are injured or unwell

If you are injured or ill, the NHS provides a range of services to help you get well. You can get faster and better treatment by choosing the NHS service that can best treat your symptoms. This will help us reduce the pressure on services like A&E so they can help those people in most need.

Remember: A&E is for life threatening illnesses and injuries only.

Visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk for more information

Hangover?

Grazed
knee?

Sore throat?

Cough?

Self care

A lot of common illnesses can be treated in your own home by using medicine and getting plenty of rest. It is worth keeping in your medicine cabinet paracetamol or aspirin, anti-diarrhoea medicine, rehydration mixture, indigestion remedy, antihistamine, plasters and a thermometer.

For more information visit NHS Choices:

www.nhs.uk

Diarrhoea?

Runny nose?

Painful
cough?

Headache?

Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist can give you friendly, expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions, without the need for an appointment.

For help finding your nearest pharmacist visit NHS Choices:

www.nhs.uk or call 0300 311 22 33

Vomiting?

Ear pain?

Stomach
ache?

Back ache?

GP

Make an appointment with your local GP when you have an illness or injury that
will not go away. Get the treatment you need at a convenient time and place
and reduce the demand on emergency services. The GP out of hours service
can be accessed during evenings and weekends by appointment only.

To access your local Out of Hours service, please dial your normal GP surgery telephone number where you will be diverted to the service, or call NHS 111.

Cuts?

Strains?

Itches?

Sprains?

Walk-in Centres and Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injuries Unit

If you feel your symptoms cannot wait for a GP appointment but at the same time do not require emergency treatment, Walk-in Centres and Urgent Care Centres are open 24 hours per day.

Your nearest Walk-in Centre / Urgent Care Centre is located at Primary Care 24, next to the Emergency Department at King’s Mill Hospital. Your nearest Minor Injuries Unit is at Newark Hospital. Further information on the nearest services to you can be found by visiting www.nhs.uk

It’s not a
medical
emergency
but you
need help
fast?

NHS 111

111 is the new free phone number for when you need medical help fast – but it is not an emergency – when someone needs help to save their life – call 999.

The service operates 24 hours per day.
7 days per week, 365 days a year.

Mental
health
emergency?

Mental Health Services

You should call your GP practice if you have a mental health emergency.

Outside normal surgery hours you can still phone your GP surgery, when you may be asked to call the out-of-hours service on 111.

If you are already having care through a mental health team, contact them directly.

Chest pain?

Choking?

Blacking
out?

Blood loss?

A&E or 999

For life threatening injuries or illnesses go to A&E or call 999. A&E departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to treat people with serious and life-threatening emergencies. A&E or 999 should only be used in a critical or life threatening situation.

To find your nearest A&E Department please visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.

 
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