Fairmore Medical Practice
Urgent / Same Day Appointments
Patients who have an urgent problem will always be seen on the
same day. If you ring early on the day and can attend in the morning
it helps us keep slots available for patients who need emergency
treatment in the afternoons.
Appointments may be made either in person or by telephoning the practice. You will be asked if you wish to give the reason for the appointment so that we can make sure that you are offered the appropriate personnel to manage your health needs. This is to enable us to make your appointment with the most suitable clinician, for example, blood pressure checks and smears are undertaken by the Practice Nurses.
Routine appointments may be made in advance (maximum six weeks),
which will enable us to offer you an appointment at a time suitable
to your requirements.
You can book to have a telephone consultation with a Doctor. When
contacting the Practice, please let the Receptionist know that you
wish to speak with the Doctor on the telephone and this can be
arranged for later the same day.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Mrs Hazel Kneale MA, BSc(Hons), RGN, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Independent Prescribing, Diabetes Diploma
Chronic Disease Management Clinics ie diabetes, heart disease and COPD
Health Care Assistant
A DNA (did not attend) is someone who does not turn up for an appointment nor do they ring to cancel the appointment enabling us to offer it to someone else.
We have looked at the rate of "DNA" in the practice - patients who simply fail to turn up for an appointment they have made. If you DNA you will affect someone else! Medical records are marked with an entry when patients DNA. Donít be a DNA! Please telephone and let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment.
With the number of wasted appointments this will increase the waiting time to arrange an appointment.