Seeing the Doctor

NHS DIRECT 0845 46 47, available 24 hours

 

We operate on an appointment only basis.
Please call to make an appointment according to the times the doctors are available for consultation.

 

Patients requesting a routine appointment will be seen within 48 working hours. However, this may be longer at busier times of the year. Urgent matters will be seen the same day and we ask patients to telephone for these urgent appointments - 8.45am for an urgent morning appointment and 2.00pm for an urgent afternoon appointment.

 

Sick children, people with chronic conditions and the elderly will take a priority. The secretary may ask you for the nature of your urgent matter. If you think that your patient needs immediate medical attention (such as sudden severe chest pain, head injuries, or heavy bleeding), then it is best to go to the nearest A&E department.

 

 

Telephone Advice
Medical advice can be given on the telephone and can deal efficiently with a variety of problems. It would be appreciated if an indication of its nature and urgency can be given to the secretary. Most administrative papers, i.e. insurance forms can be completed within a short time, 10-14 days. Please leave details for the doctor with the secretary. These do not require an appointment.

 

Home Visits
If you are housebound or too ill to come to the surgery, a doctor will visit you at home. Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible. Please ring before 10.00am, if possible. Lack of transport does not justify a request for home visits.

 

Walk-in-Patients and the Walk-in Centres
Patients who wish to be seen immediately by a specially trained nurses who could prescribe for minor ailments should make the most of the walk-in-centre in Weybridge High Street near the Health centre. These centres open until late and can be useful especially for commuters and people with minor problems. We do not have walk-in medical services at our practice.

 

Locum Doctors
Occasionally you may find a locum doctor covering for Dr Delaimy. According to recent European Legislations, no Doctor in the UK is allowed to practice as a GP unless they have finished their specialty training in General Practice in a scheme parallel to hospital specialties. It is therefore our responsibility to check the appropriate qualifications of the Locum Doctor.

New Patients

To register you will receive a welcome pack with a registration application form and a questionnaire. You will be fully registered once the Doctor accepts you as a patient. You will then be invited for a health Check.
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