The GP Consultation we are offering to new patients is a 30 min appointment. Existing patients with ongoing needs for health/disease management can book a GP Follow-up consultation which is a 15 min appointment. We offer home visits in certain circumstances, on a radius of 10 miles from the practice location, by appointment only.
We cover all spectrum of health problems of adults and children over 5 years old. We provide assessment and treatment of acute illness, including urgent hospitalisation when this is necessary, treatment of known chronic illness or acute flare ups of chronic illness, and a number of preventive medicine services like certain vaccinations. We can provide a wide range of diagnostic tests for undiagnosed symptoms or health concerns. We can liaise with specialist care and provide referrals when this is needed, however only for the private medical sector.
Unfortunately the following categories of patients are outside our scope of practice: children younger than 5 years old, pregnant women during regular antenatal care, adults with mental health illness, learning disabilities, prescription/recreational drug addiction including alcohol dependence, the elderly with known dementia. As a practice policy we do not prescribe controlled drugs (CD) other than in exceptional circumstances.
We employ in-person appointments at our premises for a new client consultation, in order to perform an examination when necessary. We also use remote video-consultations for follow-up where this is appropriate.
If you need a chaperone for any examination, please ask. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have English language difficulties please bring your own interpreter to the consultation, as we do not have facilities for translation.