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ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS:

For all routine appointment requests, we are asking that you kindly complete an e-Consult (on-line consultation) via our website.

If you belong to any vulnerable group, are old, frail, suffering with cancer or have a disability then please call surgery for an appointment.

After receiving e-Consultation, Surgery will respond to you by text, phone or email with in two working days.

You will be given a timed  appointment slot where the Clinician will contact you either by email or text/phone one hour before or 2 hours after the appointment time , please ensure you are available. You may also be offered a video consultation or face to face appointment by the clinician.

The e-Consult can be completed on line by clicking on the banner ‘consult our Doctors on line' and by clicking get started at the bottom right of the banner.

Most e-Consultations can be dealt with remotely without you coming to surgery, having to park or wait but you will be seen face to face if needed or you require further examination.

If a Clinician has asked you to book an appointment after an e-Consultation or telephone consultation then you will be given an appointment accordingly.

For certain services like 8 week Baby checks, Adult immunisations, Child immunisations, Depo-injections for contraception, Pregnancy pertussis vaccinations, Smears, Wound care, Zoladex injections, B12 injections, new patient health checks and annual reviews of your long term condition, please call surgery where a face to face appointment will be given.

For contraceptive coils or implants, HGV/driver/medical/fostering/ Adoption/ insurance/ Employment Medical, please leave your contact details with reception and we will contact you.

You can request to see Clinician of choice. Belvedere Medical Centre will try and accommodate such requests provided the request is relevant and Clinician is available.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the Reception Team who will be happy to answer these.

Urgent Appointments

For any urgent appointments request, please go on NHS 111 online or call NHS 111. If you think that your problem can not wait or you are not sure what to do then go on NHS111 on line or call NHS 111.

If you think you have life threatening emergency then call 999.

Using NHS 111 for screening urgent requests is the safest as NHS 111 are more experienced at triaging urgent requests. NHS 111 are provided with a certain number of urgent slots every day in our practice which are given on first come first serve basis.

If necessary NHS111 can book Telephone Consultation with surgery or advise surgery to contact patients that need to be seen on the same day. Please note there are limited numbers of on the day urgent appointment slots. Once urgent appointment slots are taken, you will be signposted to appropriate services like GP Hub or Urgent Care Centre or A&E depending on clinical need.

If you have an urgent request and belong to any vulnerable group, are old, frail or have a disability then please call surgery for a telephone appointment.

HOME VISITS:

Home visits are provided for medical reasons only. If required on medical grounds, patients who are elderly, frail and on housebound list can request a home visit. Home visits are not provided for convenience and are done on medical grounds. Please request home visit by 10:30 AM. This enables us to plan our visiting rounds more efficiently. Of course, the surgery is better equipped than the doctor's bag, so please come in unless your illness prevents you from doing so. Our Clinicians will assess your request and may call you to discuss it. If they feel a home visit is appropriate, they will usually visit in the afternoon after morning surgery.

TEST RESULTS

Patients are responsible to follow their test results unless they have a genuine condition that prevents them from doing so.

You can view your test result on NHS App if you are registered user of NHS App.

Please call the surgery between the hours of 12-2 pm for your test results.

OUT OF HOURS

If you need urgent medical attention when the medical centre is closed, then please phone NHS 111.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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