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THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM AT NORTH BADDESLEY SURGERY

 

 

The System – all patients have a named GP.

 

Routine doctor appointments can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.

 

Please note: if you would like a chaperone present during your consultation, then please advise the receptionist when booking your appointment or when you check in.

 

If you have a condition that you believe to be a medical emergency which cannot wait until the next day for treatment, there is a duty clinic each morning and afternoon. It would help us to arrange appointments quickly if you could ring before 11:00am. The reception staff may arrange a telephone consultation with the doctor prior to your appointment. Please remember that this is designed to treat NEW URGENT problems or existing conditions that have rapidly become worse and NOT for follow up or review of old problems.

 

We also have telephone appointments that only require a discussion with a doctor, such as a query about medication or follow up of a particular treatment.

 

When you telephone to book any appointment the receptionists will ask for brief details of your problem. They are using a ‘Signposting’ system which will help identify which type of appointment can best meet the needs of the patient. Please be assured that patient confidentiality will be maintained at all times. It is not essential to give any details if you would prefer not to.

 

Appointments with your usual doctor can be made via the internet if you are a registered user (to register please click here, speak to a member of the reception team, only available for patients 16 years of age or over), over the telephone or by coming in to the surgery.  Please note that you are unable to book nurse appointments online as the times and nature of these appointments are variable.

 

Appointments are available Monday to Friday during both the morning and the afternoon, with non-urgent evening appointments on a Tuesday for working patients, with either a doctor or nurse, who cannot attend during the usual surgery opening times. The Tuesday evening appointments are pre-booked only.

 

Why we have the system

 

We have nearly 10,000 patients and we need to try to make sure that our appointment system is accessible and meets the needs of our patients within an appropriate time frame, whilst using the resources that we have as effectively as possible. Currently our urgent appointments are being filled with non-urgent conditions, meaning that we are not able to provide the best service possible. We appreciate this is as a result of there not being sufficient routine appointments, but we hope that the new usual doctor system will allow greater availability and continuity.

 

Our book-in-advance appointments are designed to help those who know in advance when they need to see their doctor. eg: for ongoing conditions, medication reviews or non-urgent problems. If your doctor asks you to book a follow up appointment please try to do this at reception on your way out.  

 

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Dr Batchelor

Dr Fowler

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Dr Batchelor

Dr Fowler

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Tuesday

Dr Fowler

Dr Haig

Dr Holroyd

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Dr Fowler

Dr Haig  

Dr Holroyd

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Wednesday

Dr Fowler

Dr Holroyd

Dr Batchelor

Dr Fowler

Dr Holroyd 

Thursday

Dr Haig

Dr Holroyd (alt weeks)

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Dr Batchelor

Dr Haig

Dr Holroyd (alt weeks)

Dr Porter

Dr Ridout

Friday

Dr Haig

Dr Holroyd

Dr Porter

Dr Haig

Dr Holroyd

Dr Porter

 

** We are a training practice so we also have clinics available throughout the week with Dr Haig's & Dr Holroyd's registrars.

 
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