The role of the doctor is to diagnose and manage more complex conditions, including appropriate prescribing and referral where needed.
Minor illness and stable chronic conditions are extremely well managed by our highly trained nurses. Some of our nurses are able to prescribe a range of medication (e.g. antibiotics etc). If you are seen by a nurse and she feels that you should have seen a doctor, she will advise you on how to see the GP (or fit you in immediately with the duty doctor if it is of an urgent nature).
You usually will need to see a doctor for:
Messages to the Doctor
If you need a message to get passed to the doctor, you can do this via our receptionists. If the message is long or complex, it is best that you drop the doctor a written note.
Booking a "Phone Back"
If you need to speak to the doctor rather than be seen, you can book a “phone back” – please ask our receptionists.
Please remember that a GP appointment is only 10 minutes long – be patient if we are running late, and if you have several problems to discuss it may not be possible to deal with them all in 10 minutes and you may be asked to come back another day.