Once your GP has spoken to you, they will either manage your concerns over the phone or offer you a face to face appointment on the same day.
How Does This Work?
There will be 2 ways to book a GP consultation
First Way: Book a telephone consultation online 24hrs in advance using patient onlineservices. The GP will then call you, due to increased workload issues we cannot guarantee that the doctor will call you back at the time you selected, but they will call you back in the morning if you chose a morning slot or in the afternoon if you chose an afternoon slot. Please be patient.
Second Way: Call the surgery from 8am on the day you want an appointment, your telephone appointment will be booked and you will be asked to wait for the GP to call you back. We also have an automated booking system that you can use to book, check or cancel your appointment. This can be accessed by calling the main surgery number and selecting Option 1
As a lot more appointments will now be offered each day, this means you will get to speak to your GP on the day you want to been seen
If you don’t have access to online services please bring proof of ID into the practice so we can set you up for this. Access to online services will also enable you to do things like request your repeat prescriptions, etc.
DUTY DOCTOR SERVICE – FOR WHEN YOU HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL PROBLEM
This service offers you quick access to your GP practice, where they know you and have your full medical record. We recommend this service instead of going to A&E at the hospital
- Phone the surgery and explain to reception that you have an urgent problem
- Reception can then put you on the Duty Doctor list
- The Duty Doctor will ring you back within 2 hours
The Duty Doctor will decide with you what you need, which could be:
- Advice over the phone
- An appointment at the surgery
- A home visit if you are really not well
- A referral to another service
There are now a limited number of appointments including telephone consultations available from 7.30am and after 6.30pm. Please ask at reception.
Evening & Weekend Appointments - Extended Access
In addition to the practice opening hours, patients in City & Hackney have access to GP, Practice Nurse, Pharmacist and Healthcare Assistant / blood clinic appointments from 6.30pm - 8.00pm Monday to Friday and to GP appointments from 8.00am - 8.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays as part of the Extended Hours GP Access Service.
These appointments are available at GP practices across City & Hackney. Patients can book these appointments by contacting their own GP practice during opening hours or by calling NHS 111 when their practice is closed.
Staff at those practices will have access to your medical records to ensure that you receive the best possible care and support.