We are introducing an initiative to help people to find the most appropriate source of help when they call our practice or pop in to make an appointment.
This means that our specially trained reception staff may ask questions about why appointments are required.
You are not obliged to answer the questions they ask, however by doing so we can make sure that those people who really need to see a GP can see them as soon as possible.
Virtually everyone who calls to make an appointment asks to see a GP, but very often help will be available more quickly from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or from other services, including the voluntary sector, they can support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs.
Our trained reception staff will be able to offer you the most appropriate help using the range of information they have access to.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak to Rachel Hurst, Patient Services Manager or Fran Fairhurst Practice Manager.
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