Telephone Consultations Telephone consultations cannot be pre-booked. 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. 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 cannot be issued for the first week off work. Patients have to self certify a form can be obtained from reception. Private sick notes will incur a fee.