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The health centre is not a walk-in centre, patients are seen by appointment only. Please telephone or call in person to make an appointment and remember a separate appointment is required for each person.
When you make an appointment you have the right to express a preference of practitioner and should do so when making your appointment.
Normally there are doctors available between 08:30 and 11:00 and between 15:30 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. We also offer a number of early evening appointments every Monday between 18.30 and 20.30 for patients who find it difficult to attend surgery during our usual opening hours.
When arriving at the surgery please use the anti-bacterial hand wash and then use the touch screen service to advise us that you have arrived. This service will tell the doctor or nurse that you are in the building and it will also advise you how long you are likely to be waiting. This procedure allows our reception staff to handle more complex queries in person and to answer our telephones more promptly.
For urgent attention always telephone 01709 254254. If the health centre is open you will be assessed by one of our nursing sisters and offered the most appropriate treatment.
Minor Illness Clinics
The frequency of consultations for minor illnesses places a huge burden on general practice. We employ two Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are trained in clinical assessment and are able to prescribe independently to take away some of this burden from the doctors'. This allows doctors' more time to deal with the ever more complex patients' that are managed in general practice.
When you contact the surgery to arrange an appointment you will be asked for brief details of your symptoms. This is so that the receptionist can offer you an appointment with the most appropriate person.
Here is a list of the conditions which are suitable for a nurse practitioner to deal with.
- CHEST AND RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
- SORE THROATS
- EAR ACHE
- EAR DISCHARGE
- SICKNESS AND/OR DIARRHOEA
- ABDOMINAL PAINS
- URINE INFECTIONS
- SKIN INFECTIONS
- HEAD LICE
- IN-GROWING TOENAILS
- NEW ONSET MUSCLE/JOINT PAIN
- HAY FEVER
- INSECT/ANIMAL BITES
- SUSPECTED SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
- VAGINAL DISCHARGE PROBLEMS
THE NURSE PRACTITIONER WILL NOT SEE PREGNANT WOMEN, CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE OR PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH MENTAL HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
Pharmacy First Scheme
Many pharmacies in Rotherham are part of the scheme which enables you to get medication direct from the pharmacist without a prescription. Plus, if you don't normally pay prescription charges you can get medicine supplied under the scheme FREE OF CHARGE.
List of pharmacies offering the service
We are a training practice and employ GP Registrars who see and treat patients under the guidance of our doctors. Medical students also sometimes work with the doctor during their training. If you prefer, the student will leave the room when you see the doctor.
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. This applies to all appointments for doctors, nurses and health care assistants.