Patients will be offered an appointment with a doctor on the same morning you contact us. We would encourage you to book a morning appointment if possible. You will not be asked if your need is urgent or routine because all appointments will be the same.
We understand that in certain circumstances it will be necessary for you to book ahead and you can do this for the afternoon appointments.
To book a morning appointment you will need to telephone the surgery on the morning you wish to be seen. You will be given an appointment time for that morning with a doctor and we will endeavour to offer this with the doctor of your choice. Appointments may be booked on-line for the following morning from 7.00pm.
Blood Tests Appointments
The practice has a regular phlebotomy service at both Hadleigh and Boxford. The practice offers a large number of phlebotomy appointments. However, because of the ever increasing range and complexity of conditions that are now managed by GPs there is immense pressure on blood test appointments. If you are able to attend the hospital for tests we would be grateful as it helps ease this pressure. You must make an appointment for a blood test.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor. Nurse Practitioners are qualified to deal with many common minor illnesses and injuries and they are able to prescribe medication.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.