DEMAND FOR APPOINTMENTS

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National data regarding GP appointments has shown a large increase in demand for appointments. 2.3 million more appointments were carried out in September 2021 compared to September 2019, this does not include covid vaccination appointments.

We are working hard within the practice at a time when the impact of the backlog of care in both primary and secondary care is putting a huge strain on all NHS resources. Please bear this in mind when speaking to any of the practice team – they will do their best to help and any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated.

We continue to have members of the wider medical team working within the practice – you may be offered an appointment with one of them such as a First Contact Physiotherapist, a Physician’s Associate, a practice pharmacist or a social prescriber. Our staff are trained to help guide you to an appointment with the best person to help you and this may not always result in an appointment with a GP.

Dr Hirst