Surgeries open from various times. The earliest appointment can be booked with Dr Finegan at 08:00, which ensures that a patient can schedule an appointment before they attend work if necessary. However, we open at 07:30 to deal with other enquiries. Bookings can then be arranged with other doctors up to 12:00.
Usually, there is no surgery between 12:00 and 13:00; however the reception stays open throughout the day even when there are no surgeries. This enables patients to collect their prescriptions or book an appointment if necessary.
Afternoon surgeries start at 13:00 and the doctors stagger their starting and finishing times so that there is cover until between 17:00 and 17:30.
The surgery is open until 6.30 pm, which ensures that patients can visit the practice after they have finished work for such purposes as collecting prescriptions, making appointments etc.
The surgery is no longer open at weekends.
There is one doctor at a time at this surgery. The surgery is open from 08:00 or 08:30 and the doctor starts at between 08:45 to 09:30 and finishes between 10.45 and 11.30am. The surgery is closed from 13:00
The nurses and other healthcare professionals are available at different times. Please ask at the desk for more information.
When We Are Closed
Please do not forget that NHS 111 is available to you for advice during the day and out of hours. NHS 111 is a 24-hour confidential helpline and on-line information service, staffed by nurses and trained operators who are available to offer immediate information or friendly advice.
If you would like to speak to them, telephone 111
We would ask you to remember that out-of-hours visits are ONLY for urgent cases. When the surgery is closed your call will be transferred to an out-of-hours provider. They will give you advice or arrange to see you.
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
Treat yourself at home
Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.