Sometimes, it may be more convenient for you to speak to a doctor or nurse by telephone rather than visiting the surgery. If so, please ask for a telephone appointment. The doctors are very happy to do this in appropriate circumstances.
Telephone appointments can be arranged by our reception staff. A specific time cannot be given; however calls are usually made by the doctor at the end of morning surgery (between 11.30am – 12.30pm) but could be made earlier if the doctor is available. Please let us know which phone number we can contact you on.
Telephone appointments are appropriate for simple queries and advice where examination is not required. Some examples of consultations which can usually be done over the phone are:
- General advice
- Medication reviews – unless a blood pressure check or other check is required
- Blood results – if the doctor needs to speak to you about the results, you will be notified when you contact the surgery
- Repeat sick notes
- Hospital Referrals – if you would like a referral to the hospital for a condition you have seen the GP about previously