Noticeboard

ACCESS TO TELPHONE LINES


IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 999



We are currently experiencing an exponential increase in demand for appointments, and are aware that this is causing congestion of our phone lines. We have recently added an additional line to help alleviate this problem but appreciate that this is extremely frustrating for patients.



To minimise the volume of unnecessary contacts to the Practice you we would ask that you order your repeat prescription via our 24 hour prescription line on 0141 531 6218



We would also request that you do not call the practice in advance to check if your prescription is ready. Your prescription will be available for collection 48 hours (2 working days) following your request. If you have informed us of your preferred pharmacy, we will ensure that your prescription is sent directly to the pharmacy for collection.



If you have any enquiries regarding your covid-19 vaccination, please contact the helpline on 0800 030 8013.


 


Many thanks for your cooperation.





 


APPOINTMENT SYSTEM



We continue to provide a telephone consultation appointment in the first instance. Following this consultation, you may be asked to attend a face to face appointment where you will be given a specific appointment time. Please do not attend this appointment if you have developed symptoms of coronavirus. We ask that you wear a face covering and attend alone at the time of your appointment. If the clinician assesses you as suitable for a video consultation, please click here for instructions to connect to this service. 


 

Appointments 

The Cairns Practice offers a range of pre-bookable advance appointments and book 'on the day' appointments.

We also have a number of 'overflow' appointments available each day at 10:00 for patients who feel they need to be seen that day. Patients must telephone the surgery to request an overflow appointment and will be seen in strict order of arrival.

Telephone Consultations

If you feel your problem could be dealt with over the telephone you can ask the receptionist for a telephone consultation. The receptionist will take some details including your telephone number and a brief description of your enquiry. This will help the doctor to prioritise urgent calls. Please leave a landline contact number where possible and alert the receptionist if your phone does not accept withheld numbers.

Late Arrivals

If you are running late for your appointment please inform a member of the reception team as soon as possible. The receptionist will check with the doctor/nurse if they are still able to see you.      

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.

 
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