At Leylands Medical Centre we provide on average over 40 000 face to face GP appointments a year over our two sites. That’s almost 280 days of 24/7 consulting!
Routine GP and advanced nurse practitioner appointments can be booked online, via telephone or in person at the surgery, up to four weeks in advance. Our GPs see patients at ten minute intervals. If you have a complex medical problem, or something that might take longer than usual, we ask that consider booking a double appointment.
You can ask to see a doctor of your choice, and we will try our best to accommodate this.
In addition, we have a daily walk in clinic (sit and wait) which runs from Leylands between 08:45-11:00 which is appropriate for many conditions. No appointment is needed and if you feel you have an urgent problem that can't wait then come to the walk in clinic.
Many things can be dealt with over the telephone, so book a phone appointment if you think this might be the case.
When making an appointment with the GP, you might want to consider if there are any other options first. Read this guide on when to see your GP, and have a look at our guidance on self care and minor illness
Also don’t forget that there are other community health professionals who might be able to help with your problem, so your GP is not the only port of call!
Your local pharmacist is able to diagnose and treat many minor medical problems, and they will also be able to point you in the right direction if you need further help.
Read this guide to see what your local pharmacist can help you with.
Simple painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen (including liquid for children) can be cheaply bought from the pharmacy without a prescription, without a need to see a doctor
If you have a non urgent eye problem, your local optometrist can also assess, diagnose and manage this, and point you in the right direction if you need further help
If you have a dental problem, going to see your GP often only delays getting the correct treatment. See your dentist instead. If you are not registered with one then call 111 to access the unscheduled dental care service.