Hornspit Medical Centre

Appointments

This practice has on the day appointments as well as an advanced booking system.

This means we offer:

Pre-bookable appointments - up to eight weeks in advance

On the day appointments so you can be seen that day

48 hour access with a GP of your choice

Daily telephone consultations with a GP

  • To make an appointment please telephone 256 5755 or visit reception.
  • Appointments can be made on the day as required or pre-booked.
  • We offer morning and afternoon appointments 5 days a week, Monday to
    Friday 
  • Please call us at 8:00am to make an appointment for that day, If an
    afternoon appointment is needed you will be asked to ring back at 1pm to
    ensure any emergency cases are seen.

Urgent cases will be seen on the same day but not always by your preferred
doctor. A separate appointment is required for each person to be seen.

You have the right to express a preference to see a specific GP, this must be
requested when booking your appointment. We will always try to adhere to your
request however in certain circumstances this may not always be possible.

Exceptions

We alter our appointment arrangements for the day following a Bank Holiday,
reducing the number of advance bookings and making more appointments available
on the day.

Online Booking

Patients can now book appointments online.

Registering is simple: go to www.patient.co.uk , click on the orange 'Patient Access' tab on the right of the screen and follow the instructions. 

Home Visits

Please make your requests for home visits if possible before 10am, giving the
patients details and explaining exactly what is wrong with the patient as this helps
the doctors to see the most urgent cases first. Home visits are strictly for patients
who are housebound or are unfit to come in to the surgery.

Telephone Advice

If you wish to speak to a doctor or practice nurse, but do not require an appointment,
reception will book you in for a telephone consultation. The receptionist will ask you for your name, what you would like to discuss, and a contact number.

The GP will call you back at a convenient time to them.

An up-to-date telephone number is essential.