Appointments may be made by telephoning during normal surgery hours or by calling at the surgery. Routine appointments can be made in advance, which will enable us to offer you an appointment at a time best suitable to your requirements and preference of practitioner if available.
You will be asked about the nature of your appointment to enable reception staff to give you an appointment with the appropriate health care professional.
Urgent same day appointment requests will be triaged by the nurse.
A GP appointment is for ten minutes. Therefore, usually only one problem can be dealt with in this time. If you have multiple problems that you feel may take more than 10 minutes, please let the Receptionist know when booking the appointment.
Please remember Westfield surgery is a branch site and is closed from 12:30 on Wednesday and Friday.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly. Three of our nurses are prescribers.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.