Consultations at Halswellhealth are by appointment only except in the case of emergency. Appointments can be booked online or by ringing the practice.
Longer appointments are required for the following and must be booked by ringing the surgery as not all our clinicians offer all these services:
At times we may run late due to an emergency, and we ask for your understanding. Please call us if you are running late for your appointment.
We encourage patients to have their own doctor to receive the best care. It can also be helpful to have another “back up” GP that you see when your GP is unavailable.
20% of appointments are available for on the day booking for acute and urgent issues. Please ring the practice if this is required and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Routine cervical screening appointments are available in our nurse-led clinic. Our GPs do not offer routine cervical screening.
Travel appointments are available via our travel clinic. These appointments do not carry a subsidy and incur a higher fee.
Driver’s license appointments
You’ll need to present a medical certificate when:
We recommend that the GP that knows you best completes your medical assessment but we understand this may not always be possible. If you do book with another GP it is possible that you may be asked to return to see your own GP if you have complex health issues. There are very strict rules for GPs completing these assessments which are in place to try and keep our roads as safe as possible.
Please book this assessment by ringing the practice and informing the reception that the appointment is for a driver’s licence medical as extra time is allowed.
A dedicated appointment is required for the assessment. The nurse will complete a test of your vision before you see the GP and then your GP will go through the assessment and fill out the required documents. It is not possible to deal with other health issues during this appointment.
There is no government subsidy for these appointments and there is no subsidy for CSC holders. If further investigations are required e.g. a MINI-ACE, ECG then extra charges will apply.
If you no longer require your booked appointment, please cancel it in good time so that another patient can be seen. You can ring us or, if you have booked online, you can use the online service to cancel the appointment. Please do not email us to cancel an appointment as this may not be seen in time. A cancellation close to the appointment time may result in a fee being charged.
If you fail to attend an appointment and have not contacted us to cancel it, we reserve the right to charge a non attendance fee. Please refer to the section on fees for more information.