Using Our Services

Make The Most Of Our Services

  • Read the notices posted in the surgery.
  • Make sure you know the opening times of the surgery
  • Find out how to arrange home visits, repeat prescriptions and urgent appointments.
  • You may not always need to see a Doctor; ask what services the Nurse can provide.
  • Keep your appointment or cancel it.
  • Take a friend or relative with you if necessary.
  • Tell the Receptionist at the time of booking your appointment if you need more time to speak to the Doctor, she may be able to arrange this.
  • Think twice before making an appointment: Do you really need to see a Doctor?
  • Have you tried simple home treatments?
  • Find out how your Practice deals with complaints.
  • Know how to contact the out of hours service.

How Your Local Pharmacist Can Help

  • Advise about choosing the right medicines for common ailments
  • Advise you if you are unsure about seeing a Doctor
  • Offer advice about a problem if you are not sure what is causing it
  • Give you advice about staying healthy.
  • Be sure to tell your Pharmacist if you are taking other medicines – some medicines are not compatible.
  • Register for online services to book a consultation with a Doctor/Nurse and order repeat prescriptions.