Appointments can be made either by telephone, on-line or by calling in at the reception desk where you can book an appointment with one of our clinicians. We also offer a number of same day / urgent appointments which are booked through reception. Requests are triaged, usually by our Nurse Practitioner, and you will be given an appointment with the most appropriate clinician to deal with your problem.
We would like to inform you that GP’s in this practice do not prescribe antibiotics for infections which get better on their own such as colds and flu. We would recommend you visit your pharmacist for advice if you are suffering from these sorts of conditions.
We always try to minimise the waiting time for you and, whilst we try to see you at the appointed time, some patients’ appointments may take longer than the time allocated, so please be patient if there is some delay.
We will also try to give you an appointment with the doctor that you prefer, but it may not always be possible.
Please always attend your appointment on time and if you are unable to keep your appointment then please remember to call us as soon as possible to cancel the appointment. By doing this, you will be helping us to make more appointments available for you and other patients.
Your Blood Pressure taken
If the GP says you need blood tests
An Annual Review and need to have bloods taken
‘MOT’ or ‘NHS Health Check’
- Weight Management
- Smoking Cessation
then please make an appointment with Emma or Lynn, our Healthcare Assistants.
If you need:
Travel Vaccinations or other Vaccinations
- Baby Vaccinations
- Contraception Advice or Review
- Asthma or COPD Annual Review
Advice or help with Weight Management
please make an appointment with Julia or Sue, our Practice Nurses.
If you need a dressing changing, please contract the Treatment Room at Springwell Health Centre on 0191 5282828. They are open Monday – Friday between 8.30 – 12noon and 1pm – 5pm.
If you are unsure, please ask the reception staff for further advice on the appropriate appointment.
You can down load a handy leaflet explaining our appointment system by clicking the link above.
If you would like to hear an audio version of our appointment leaflet, please click here.
If you would like to access appointments and repeat prescriptions on-line, you can fill in the application form available by clicking here.