Tennant Street Medical Practice

01642 613331

Appointments

We are open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.    To book an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse please telephone us from 8.30am each week day morning.

Telephone Consultations

Telephone appointments are still being used as initial contact with patients to assess whether you need to be seen face to face or if your condition can be managed over the phone.   If you have the initial call with a Doctor or Nurse and they think you need to be seen they will make an appointment for you.

How to book Routine Appointments

Routine appointments can be booked 2 weeks in advance for Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

Routine appointments are available for booking every day, throughout the week and up to two 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, and late afternoon appointments are bookable 2 weeks in advance, to help our working patients fit their appointments around their work commitments easily.

Or you can use the eConsultations available via this website.   They allow you to advise us of your symptoms and a GP or nurse will be in touch via either the phone, email or text to advise you of their decision.

How to book Emergency Appointments

Every day, a number of appointments are released at 8.30am for a Minor Illness Clinic with the Nurse Practitioners and 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 the doctor or nurse practitioner will only deal with one condition.

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.  If you fail to attend three appointments without cancelling a pre-booked 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.