The practice has a policy for any patient to see a GP of their choice. This assists in continuity of care to patients. You can book an appointment as far in advance as you like. However, we keep these to a minimum as it tends to lead to increased non-attendance. Appointments are always in demand, please be punctual and let us know if you cannot attend in good time so the appointment slot can be offered to someone else. We operate a 24/48 hour appointment system in the main. Most appointments are made on the day and extra appointments added as and when demand dictates.
Telephone advice can be requested. However, the GP may have to call you back if he or she is in the middle of a consultation. We also offer a triage service to patients.
Home visits are made to the housebound and to those too ill to come to surgery. On average, a GP will be able to see four patients at the surgery in the time it takes to make one home visit. Whenever possible, please try to come to surgery. If you need a home visit please telephone the surgery or ask someone to call BEFORE 10.00 am. This will help the doctors plan their round and avoid unnecessary delays. Home visits requested after 10.00 am will be made the following day.
Evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends.
Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9am and 4pm and Sundays 9am and 1pm.
The scheme starts in August when evening and weekend appointments will be available for any patient registered with a GP in North Kirklees. The appointments will be available in Dewsbury Health Centre.
How to book an evening or weekend appointment
There are ‘pre-bookable’ and ‘on-the-day’ appointments which can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.