We continue to operate at significantly below our normal capacity and though we will continue to try and source Locum GPs there will inevitably be fewer routine GP appointments available and on a few days there maybe only emergency appointments available. The priority at all times will be to meet all emergency appointment requests. We would therefore ask all patients to bear this in mind before phoning for an appointment with a GP and if the situation is not an emergency then please utilise all other appropriate resources as noted below.
A visit to your GP might not always be the most appropriate first step for every ailment. There are many services you can self-refer to and local Pharmacies can help you deal with many minor ailments. Below are some internet resources available to find out the best service to use for a variety of illnesses and injuries.
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