Booking your appointment

An appointment is required to see the doctor or nurse. The telephone lines open at 8.00am and close at 6:30pm, the receptionist will be able arrange a date and time for you to attend.

It may not always be possible to get an appointment with the doctor of your choice. In such cases, please make an appointment with the next available doctor. Remember, some matters need more time so the receptionist may ask you for details, in privacy if you wish. Please let the receptionist know if you require a double appointment for:

Appointments can be booked up to 1 week in advance. We will always endeavour to let you book an appointment with the doctor of your choice at a time that suits you best. This is obviously not always possible especially at times of high demand (usually around the holiday periods) and when doctors are on holiday. We are constantly reviewing the appointment system to offer a range of availability.

Late evening appointments after 6.30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday appointments are only for patients who cannot attend during normal surgery hours. These are strictly for patients who have a pre-booked appointment - no emergency appointments are available.

Appointments bookable 24 hours in advance: We have also made available, a limited number of routine appointments each day that are released for patients to book on the previous day (from 1.30pm).

Appointments bookable on-line: A limited number of appointments have been made available each week that are bookable on-line. Please be aware that the availability of these appointments will increase as more patients sign up to use this service. It will be necessary for you to provide photo ID to our receptionist ( passport / drivers licence) in order to obtain access details. Please note that this service is only available to patients aged 18 or over. Application form can be downloaded by clicking here.

To book an appointment either phone the Surgery on 020 8886 2751 or make an appointment in person at reception.

Common problems your pharmacist can help with:

It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot.

But by visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.

Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time - just walk in.

All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem.

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

What's more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed up for our GPs. This might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.

So, if you have a common health problem, a trip to your local pharmacy is an option.

Your pharmacist may be able to help with:

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

Eczema

Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of eczema. It mainly affects children, but can continue into adulthood.

Cough

A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. Coughs may be dry or chesty (see below) and most coughs clear up within three weeks. Treatment isn't usually necessary, but a home remedy containing honey and lemon may help ease a short-term cough.

Colds

A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It can cause a blocked nose followed by a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat and a cough.

Constipation

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel.

Haemorhoids

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).

Hay Fever

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.

Allergy

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment.

Headache

More than 10 million people in the UK get headaches, making them one of the most common health complaints, but most are easily treated.

Earache

Earache is cited as the most common reason for a parent to call a doctor out of hours for their child. It will often be the result of an ear infection.

Back pain

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back.

Indigestion

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is pain or discomfort in your chest or stomach. This usually comes on soon after eating or drinking.

Diarrhea

Diarrhoea is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you.

Threadworms

Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that hatch eggs in and infect the large intestine of humans.

Warts

Warts are small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet.

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are painful round or oval sores that form in the mouth, most often on the inside of the cheeks or lips.

Cold Sore

Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete�s foot is a common fungal infection of the foot. An itchy red rash develops in the spaces between your toes. The affected skin may also be scaly, flaky and dry.

Teething

Most babies start teething at around six months. However, all babies are different and the timing of teething varies.