Saturday Morning Surgeries
We are open on Saturdays between 8:00am and 11:00am for pre-booked GP appointments only (i.e. booked by 6:00pm on the Friday before). These surgeries are to help those who find it difficult to see a doctor during normal weekday opening times. If you can attend appointments during normal open hours, we would encourage you to do so in order that those who can't may make full use of our Saturday and other additional hours surgeries. There will be only 1 doctor on duty and there will be no nurses or phlebotomists available. The Dispensary will also be closed during these additional hours.
The local Out of Hours service will continue to operate over the whole of the weekend, on Saturdays our telephone lines will be switched over to them for urgent and emergency calls. You will not therefore be able to contact us by telephone on Saturday mornings other than to leave prescription requests using our Dispensary voicemail service (01969 624940). You will still be able to contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk.
Out of Hours
At night and at weekends our calls are taken by the local Out of Hours Service. They will either give you telephone advice, ask you to attend the Primary Care Centre at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Catterick Garrison, or offer you a home visit, as appropriate.
If you are too ill to come to the surgery, please phone between 8.30 a.m and 10.30 a.m. if possible, as this enables the doctors to plan their rounds.