Shortage of Appointments

Dear Patients,

You may have noticed that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get appointments at this surgery.

This is because of much greater demand for our services, at a time when we have become very short of GPs. We are now 3 doctors short, and have been unable to recruit any replacement doctors. Because of the increasingly difficult situation, we are planning a change in the management of urgent care (where patients need to be seen on that day by a clinician).  We hope to start our new system in November.

We would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to recruit doctors, and take this problem very seriously.  We ask that you bear this in mind when engaging with our services meantime.