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DO I... SEE
The doctors work as a medical team and you are free to see any doctor of your choice. However, we would encourage you to see the same doctor whenever possible if you attend the surgery regularly.
Each of the doctors holds surgeries and clinics at different times during the day.
We also offer telephone appointments with the doctor and a nurse advice line run by our senior nurses.
Appointments are made either in person or by telephoning 275949. Providing you have registered with the service, you may also use the emis system.
If you cannot keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible in order that the appointment can be used by another patient.
FOR YOUR GUIDANCE
Of course not every ailment requires a consultation with a doctor. However, a consultation is recommended for anyone who is feeling poorly and experiencing the following:
• If a cough is becoming increasingly chesty, with large amounts of dirty
yellow green spit or wheeze/breathlessness.
• If there is increasing pain over the sinuses, with very thick, yellow/green
or bloody nasal discharge.
• If there is persistent and increasingly severe earache, despite adequate
doses of paracetamol.
• If there is severe and increasing headache, especially if associated with
persistent vomiting or confusion.
• If diarrhoea and/or vomiting persists or worsens
or if increasingly severe abdominal pain develops.
• If the illness persists inordinately (say a week or more) and shows no signs of improvement.
Emergency calls are dealt with by the doctor on duty/senior nurse, telephone 275949.
Please note, this is not a drop-in or walk-in service. It is there to deal with urgent cases which need immediate attention and attendance is by appointment only.
DO I... OBTAIN
A HOME VISIT?
If there is a clinical or medical reason why you are unable to attend the surgery and therefore require a home visit, please telephone BEFORE 10.30am using the main telephone number 275949.