You may make an appointment in advance or you may wish to telephone on the day of your choice to see a doctor.
We have always operated a prebookable appointment system whereby patients can make an appointment for up to (and often more than) 4 weeks in advance.
Pre-bookable appointments enable you to pre-book an appointment, for a day in the future, to see one of our doctors when he or she is in surgery. By the nature of this type of booking system, there may be a waiting period to see the doctor of your choice particularly at busy times of year. Therefore it is best to book your appointment as soon as you can in order to secure your preferred day and time.
Same Day Appointments
Same day appointments enable you to book an appointment to see a doctor on that same day. The surgery opens its doors and phone lines at
We strongly encourage all patients to contact the surgery at this time if they would like to book a same day appointment. By the nature of these appointments, the telephone lines can be busy at
This service enables you to book and cancel appointments with our practice using the internet. You will need to register with the practice to access this service, and once registered you will be given information that will enable you to create your username and password. When your account has been created and activated you will be able to book appointments with available doctors, view existing appointments and cancel appointments if required. If you are wanting to register then please visit the surgery and the receptionists will be happy to help you.
Evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments
Evening, weekend and bank holiday GP appointments are now available. Seaside Medical Centre now has access to an Extended Access Service. This service is for patients that need more flexibility to see a GP in the evening, weekend and bank holiday.
Appointments can be booked as normal through Seaside Medical Centre, although you will be seen at a different surgery and not by your own GP. When booking with this service you will be asked by the receptionist if you consent to the GP having access to your full medical records. Unfortunately if you do not consent to this, the service would not be available to you.
We hope our patients will find this additional service beneficial to them as we appreciate it may not always be convenient to access a GP during the day when they may be working.
Please let us know if you would like a chaperone to attend your examination. Please be aware that examinations are not available during our evening surgery as there is not a chaperone available at this time.
If you are in need of a translator for your appointment, please let the reception team know and they will be able to arrange this for you. Please be aware that it will take at least 24 hours to arrange this, so it is necessary to phone in advance of your appointment.