WALK IN GP CLINICS
Walk In clinics are run daily between 8.30am – 10.30am (Monday – Friday) by the GP’s for patients that need to be seen urgently on the day.
Please note due to high demand, when the clinic has reached capacity, the Walk In is capped. Therefore if you feel you need to be seen urgently please arrive early.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please find below the criteria for these sessions:-
- It must be a new acute problem or flair up of an existing condition (e.g. asthma) and something that can be dealt with on the day.
- It cannot be used for renewing sick notes, medication queries, reviews, requests, ongoing/routine problems or referrals.
- You will be asked for a brief description of the problem by our trained reception staff and may be seen in order of clinical priority as deemed appropriate by the GP. Unfortunately if you do not provide our reception staff with this information you will be unable to be seen.
- GP’s aim to see patients as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee a time that you will be seen.
- If the reason for your appointment does not fit the above criteria, reception will be happy to arrange a routine appointment for you.
- Please note priority will be given to elderly patients and very young children.
WALK IN BLOOD CLINICS TIMES
Please ensure you report to reception and have your blood form with you.
Monday: 8.00am – 10.00am
Tuesday: 8.00am – 10.00am
Wednesday: 8.30am – 10.30am
Thursday: 8.30am – 10.30am
Friday: 9.30am – 10.30am
If subject to high demand, clinics will be capped when capacity is reached. Therefore if you feel you need to be seen urgently please arrive early.
Please Note: Occasionally blood clinic times are subject to change. Any changes will be advertised within the surgery and on our website.
If you are unable to make the above times then extended hours early appointments are available to pre-book on Mondays and Tuesdays between
7.00am – 8.00am.
Please Note:There will be no blood clinic on Monday 23rd September and Friday 27th September 2019
(Over the age of 65)
Thursday 26th September 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday 28th September 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
(Under the age of 65 / At risk only)
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 29th October 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Term Conditions
Conditions such as Diabetes, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Hypertension,Epilepsy, Inflammatory Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease will require regular monitoring by the GP or Nurse. Reminders to attend for R/V will either be made at the time of your repeat prescription or by letter. This may require blood tests with a follow up face to face consultation or simply a review by telephone. The reminder note will make clear what is required.
For those patients suffering from Diabetes, the surgery has the facility to initiate insulin or change insulin regime as long as initiate other non insulin injectables.
Those patients suffering from multiple long term conditions will be invited by letter to ensure that all conditions are reviewed at one sitting.
Please see "Chronic Conditions" section for further information about individual diseases.
For diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma, Spirometry is a necessary investigation and available at the surgery.
Heart and Blood Pressure Monitoring
We have the facility to monitor pt's blood pressures over a 24 hour period. This is important for diagnosis and monitoring of patients. We also have the facility to loan out blood pressure machines to monitor blood pressure at home - this is useful for patients suffering from so called white coat hypertension. We also have a stand alone BP monitor withing the surgery freely accessible to all patients hence reducing the need for a unnecessary appointment with the nurse.
We also have the facility to monitor patients heart beat over 24 hr period - useful to investigate patients with palpitations hence reducing need for pt's to attend the hospital.
We have the facility to monitor patients who are on long term Warfarin - a medication used for pts with Atrial fibrillation / Valve replacement / Clots on legs or lung. This is a near patient test and the result is given to the pt at the time of the appointment - hence reducing the need for hospital attendance.
Sleep Apnoea Screening
We also have the facility to screen for sleep apnoea - a condition which is characterised by pts stopping breathing through the night. This has long term effects on quality of life and future cardiovascular risks - once again avoiding a unnecessary visit to the hospital.