Tennant Street Medical Practice

01642 613331

Appointments

We are open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and we are closed on Saturdays. However we have a late evening surgery on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, where you can book routine appointments. To book an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse please telephone us from 8.30am each week day morning or come into the Practice.

How to book Routine Appointments

Routine appointments can be booked 3 weeks in advance for Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

Routine appointments are available for booking every day, throughout the week and up to three weeks ahead. This means that you will have the opportunity to see your own doctor more often. As a result you can ring any week day morning to see a GP either on that day, the following day or later that week, depending on availability. Early morning, late afternoon and some evening appointments are bookable weeks in advance, to help our working patients fit their appointments around their work commitments easily.

How to book Emergency Appointments

Every week day one of the Doctors works as Duty Doctor for either the morning or afternoon. He/she will see patients requiring urgent medical attention on that day. Please telephone the Practice from 8.30am.

Note that same day urgent appointments are for 5 minutes only and the doctor will only deal with one condition.

Every day, a number of appointments are released at 8.30am for a Minor Illness Clinic with the Nurse Practitioners.

Please Note

Routine appointments can only be released for a Doctor if he/she has a surgery that day.

Did You Know

Every month several hundred appointments are wasted by patients who fail to attend or cancel a pre-booked appointment.  Please ensure that you contact the Practice if you are unable to attend. We run a campaign to help reduce the number of wasted appointments and if you fail to attend three appointments without cancelling a prebooked appointment, you may be removed from our Practice list following notice .

Home Visits

Whenever possible, patients should attend the Practice. Home visits are only made when there is an urgent medical reason why the patient cannot attend the Practice. Requests for home visits are assessed by a Doctor who will then decide whether a home visit is necessary. Please contact the surgery before 10.30am, if possible, if you are requesting a home visit. Home visits are usually made around lunchtime and in order of urgency. Please remember to give the correct address when requesting a home visit.

Telephone Consultations

There are a limited number of telephone advice slots available with the Doctors each day they are in surgery. If you need to speak to your own Doctor for advice or other non urgent matters you should ring the Practice and the receptionist will book a telephone slot with Doctor and tell you what is the best time to ring back for the telephone consultation, or whether Doctor will telephone you. A message can be left with the receptionist to be passed on to your Doctor for non urgent messages or if you need to leave some information for your Doctor.

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