Emergency Appointments & Home Visits
These are for urgent problems that cannot be left for 24 hours. We ask patients to use their judgement to decide if an emergency appointment is required. Details of your problem/symptoms will be passed to the duty doctor who will telephone you to assess how urgently you need to be seen.
If, for medical reasons you are unable to get to the surgery and require a home visit please try to telephone before 11.00 am.
If you are uncertain whether you need a visit, the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will be happy to advise you over the telephone. Home visits take up much more of a Doctors time than a surgery consultation, so if you are not housebound please come into the surgery to be seen.
Children can nearly always be brought to the surgery where there are better facilities for diagnosis and treatment.