Who Should I See?
We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems, or for conditions only GPs can deal with. Before you book an appointment to see a Doctor, please consider whether an appointment with a Practice Nurse as they too can help with a wide range of medical problems.
Our Receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs time, making it easier to get an appointment for when you need it most.
Your local Pharmacist can help too, they are highly trained professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses. Your Pharmacists can also help you decided if you need to see a Doctor or Nurse.
111 is the free NHS non-emergency number. You should use this service if you urgently need medical help or advice, but it is not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- You need medical help, but it is not a 999 emergency
- You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
- You do not know who to call
- You need health information or reassurance about what to do next
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you attend, ask yourself 'is this a real emergency?'. If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.