Routine Appointments - Tel: 01451 830625
Patients are encouraged to see their usual doctor whenever possible and to follow through an illness with the same doctor. Appointments can be made at the desk or by telephone.
Please plan ahead, especially if you wish to see a particular doctor on a particular day, as it is often difficult to accommodate such requests at short notice. Appointments can be made up to 6 months in advance.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, or you no longer need it, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.
Urgent Appointments - Tel: 01451 830625
Please try to telephone before 10.00am and tell the receptionist you require an urgent appointment. You will either be given a time to attend or a doctor will telephone you to assess the urgency of your call. Please only request an urgent appointment for urgent problems.
If you are in doubt about the urgency of your problem why not telephone 830625 for advice between 8.00 and 8.30am.
Choice + Appointments - Tel: 01451 830625
Choice+ clinics are funded by the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund to help people who need same day appointments. There is a Choice+ clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinics are at Bourton on the Water and Moreton in Marsh, but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you. The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs. Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Evening appointments are also available.
How do I access a Choice+ clinic?
Ring your GP practice as normal. A nurse or GP will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer a Choice+ appointment if this would be suitable for you. You may also be offered a Choice+ appointment if you attend a Minor Injury & Illness Unit at a community hospital.
What sort of problems are suitable for Choice+?
Choice+ is suitable for people with medical problems that are new - such as tonsillitis - or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly.
Are there problems that are not suitable for Choice+?
Usually, if you have already seen your own GP about a problem, or the appointment is about a long-term medical condition, it would be more appropriate if you continue to see your own GP who already knows about your condition, including tests and treatments that you have received. There are some exceptions – for example, if your long term condition, such as COPD or asthma, has temporarily got worse due to a chest infection, Choice+ will usually be able to help. When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether Choice+ is suitable for you.
Do Choice+ clinics have access to my medical records?
At the moment, Choice+ doctors do not have access to full medical records. We hope that this will soon change and that Choice+ will be able to access your records if you give them permission to do so. Please bring a list of the medication you take to your Choice+ appointment.
Does my own GP know what has happened at my Choice+ appointment?
When you come to a Choice+ clinic, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP. Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor
Late Evening Appointments
These surgeries are popular with those who work out of the area and find it difficult to attend the surgery during normal opening hours.