Appointments

Non-urgent advice: Booking an appointment

The medical centre runs an appointment system for all consultations.

To make an appointment ring 0115 921 1144 or call into the medical centre.

Make one appointment for each person who wants to see the doctor. Only one issue is able to be discussed per appointment.

Please cancel appointments as early as possible if you are unable to attend.

Non-urgent advice: Urgent appointments

If you need an urgent /same day appointment with a doctor, please contact the surgery between 8:00am – 10:30am and you will be offered our urgent telephone call back service.  The receptionist will take your name, telephone number and a brief description of the problem and then will pass this onto the doctor. The doctor will call you back with advice and offer you an appointment if necessary. Please be aware that you may be asked to come to the surgery later in the morning.

Non-urgent advice: Cancel an Appointment

It is important that you inform the reception staff if you are unable to attend your appointment, this will allow that appointment to be offered to another patient. If you fail to notify the Practice that you are unable to attend, you will be sent a letter informing you that you have defaulted from your appointment. Persistent defaulters maybe removed from the list.

You can also complete our appointment cancellation notification request form. This can only be used if your appointment has been arranged for more than 24 hours in advance. (excluding weekends and public holidays). You can also text to cancel your appointment.

Cancel your appointment online

Why does the receptionist need to ask the nature of my problem?

The reception team are members of the practice team and it has been agreed that they will ask patients ‘why they need to be seen’. Reception staff are trained to ask questions in order that you receive :

  • the most appropriate medical care
  • from the most appropriate health professional
  • at the most appropriate time

The information that the receptionists pass on to the doctors allows the doctors to prioritise the calls and ensure that all patients receive the appropriate level of care.

Rushcliffe Enhanced Access Service

As a Rushcliffe patient you can access routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments are best suited for things that will not need ongoing review by your usual practice.

You can book through your surgery during opening hours, for appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening on weekdays and between 8.30am and 5.00pm at weekends. If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual working hours you will be offered a slot with a Rushcliffe GP, Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or First Contact Physiotherapist at one of five locations across the borough.

The location will depend on the day of your appointment.

The additional evening and weekend appointments will be available at:

  • Cotgrave Health Centre
  • Castle Healthcare Practice in West Bridgford
  • East Leake Health Centre
  • Keyworth Medical Practice
  • Radcliffe-on-Trent Health Centre

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ENHANCED HOURS APPOINTMENTS ARE PREBOOKABLE ONLY BY CONTACTING YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE. THERE IS NO WALK IN SERVICE OFFERED.

For more information please see:

https://www.rushcliffehealth.org/enhanced-access

IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 6.30PM, PLEASE CALL 111.

Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.