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Routine Appointmentscal

To book an appointment Call 01306 881313 or use Online Services.

Each GP offers a minimum of 15 routines in the morning and 12 in the afternoon. The rest of their time is spent doing home visits, telephoning patients, dealing with correspondence and dictating referral letters.

Appointments are 10 minutes long so if you need more time, please book a double appointment. Please discuss the most important thing first in case you run out of time.

At New House Surgery, our consulting rooms are on the ground and first floor. If you are unable to go upstairs, please advise the receptionist when making an appointment or on arrival. 

 

New House Surgery also offer a late night surgery on Tuesdays until 20:30.

 



Sit-and-Wait Same Day Appointments

These are bookable in advance for people whose condition cannot wait until tomorrow.

They are often mistakenly used for:

  • People who feel their employer makes it difficult for them to take time off work to visit their GP.
  • People who have had a condition for weeks but suddenly decide needs attention.
  • People who have one "urgent" matter and several other "routine" matters that could wait.

The Duty Doctor will run a sit-and-wait surgery from 4 to 6 pm daily. You still need to book to attend during this time.

 

Extended Hours Access to GP Services in Dorking

Patients can now also be seen outside of normal GP opening hours by a local GP or practice nurse:

  • Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday 9am to 1pm
  • Sunday 9am to 12pm


Appointments Protocol

Patients will be offered the first routine appointment with the doctor of their choice. If unacceptable, they will be offered an earlier appointment with another doctor. If it is critical that the patient is seen the same day (and there are no routines left), the receptionist will take the patient's contact details and send an electronic message to the Duty Doctor. This may result in an appointment with the patient's usual doctor or another doctor.

Advance Booking

Appointments are released at least two weeks in advance although some special clinics, such as diabetes or heart disease clinic appointments are released much further in advance.

What we can do

  • We will continue to offer the high number of appointments that we currently do – the number we offer is one of the highest in the area.
  • We will keep you informed of delays so that you can decide how long you are prepared to wait.
  • We will always try to give you an appointment with the GP of your choice.
  • We will continue to offer you the chance to speak to a doctor, nurse or receptionist on the telephone throughout the day. If a quick phone call would save an appointment, please ask the receptionist to log a message on our system and the doctor will call you back later that day.
  • We will offer pre-booked, routine appointments two or three evenings per week.

Help Us To Help You!

  • Please arrive on time and let us know quickly if you cannot attend – about 120 people do not turn up every month.
  • If you are late, please do not ask to be seen immediately. This delays everyone after you.
  • Please be understanding. If we are running late, it may be that a patient has been taken seriously ill or is distraught and therefore not able to be left alone.
  • Please book a double appointment if you have lots to discuss.
  • Please give the receptionist an outline of why you need the appointment – the partners have asked them to collect this information to help us manage demand.
  • If you are unable to leave the house and need a GP or nurse to visit, please call before 10.30 to allow us time to put arrangements in place.
  • Please call after 11.00 for general enquiries as this will help to relieve pressure on the telephone system.
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