Telephone Consultations Telephone consultations can also be pre-booked. These are limited. Please remember to leave a contact number that is easily accessible for your return call. You may be asked a few questions by the receptionists so they can leave as much information as possible for the doctors. This enables the doctors to deal with the more urgent cases first. Thank you for your cooperation. Urgent Appointments There will be a limited number of ‘urgent appointments’. Again, please do not demand to see a doctor of your choice. Yes, by all means ask for a certain doctor but please accept that doctor may well be already booked up for that day. While the surgery strives to accommodate patients’ requests, it is impossible to meet all the demands made of them. Pre-Bookable Appointments You can pre-book an appointment up to four weeks in advance. Each appointment is for 10 minutes and covers one issue. If more than one family member needs to see the doctor, please make a separate appointment for each person. Cancellations 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. If you repeatedly do not attend ("DNA") appointments, this will be handled in line with the Surgery's DNA policy. A private medical note can be issued for the first week of off work. Some private sick notes will incur a fee.