If you would like any information in an alternative format such as large print or braille, please let us know. Additionally, we can provide British Sign Language interpreters if you need help when communicating with us.

You can also tell us your preferred method of communication so we can contact you by a method that is best for you. 

To do all of this please contact us on 01934 624242 or email us at

The surgery is fully wheelchair accessible through the front door and there is a lift to both floors in the entrance foyer. There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor. If you have any suggestions or adaptations that we could make to help you have better access at the surgery please let us know using the contact details above.


Our chaperone policy is designed to protect both patients and staff from abuse and to help patients to make an informed choice about their examinations and consultations.

A chaperone is a trained member of the surgery’s staff who is available to be in a consultation with you if you feel that the procedure or examination may make you feel vulnerable or uncomfortable. They are there to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

No, you don’t have to have a chaperone, but they are available if you want someone in the room with you.

Preferably you can request a chaperone at the time of booking the appointment – this gives us enough time to make sure that someone will be available at the time of your appointment. But if not, you can request a chaperone at the time of the appointment – on occasion a chaperone may not be available and in this instance, we can reschedule the appointment.

If you request a chaperone at the time of the appointment, either ask a receptionist or ask the clinician – they will record your request in your notes and will organise for a chaperone to come to your appointment.

A chaperone will enter the room discreetly and remain in the room until the clinician has finished the examination. The chaperone will normally attend inside the privacy curtain at the head of the examination couch and watch the procedure.

To prevent embarrassment, the chaperone will not enter into conversation with yourself or the GP unless requested to do so, and will not make any mention of the consultation afterwards. The chaperone will make a record in your notes after the consultation that they attended and will make a note of any problems.

No, you do not have to accept the chaperone who is offered to you, but if there is no-one else available, your appointment will have to be rescheduled for a time when another chaperone is available.

Interpreting Services

The clinicians and staff at the practice have access to a telephone interpreting service. It generally only takes a moment to get an interpreter on the line. You should ask for an interpreter if you need one. You should not need to bring a family member with you to translate if you do not wish to.

If you need access to a British Sign Language interpreter, we can arrange this for you. Please let us know in advance so we can ensure you have access to this. You can use AskMyGP to request this.

Information for Young People

If you are 16 or over, you can register and visit the doctors’ surgery on your own. If you are under the age of 16, your parents or carers should come with you, but if you don’t want them to know then you can still register and visit alone, but you might be asked some questions to make sure you’re okay.

If you’re aged 13 or over, you have the same rights to confidentiality as an adult and the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist won’t tell your parents, or anyone else, as long as they believe that you fully understand the information and decisions involved. They will encourage you to consider telling your parents or carers, but they won’t make you. Even if the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist feels that you’re not mature enough to make a decision yourself, the consultation will still be confidential. They won’t tell anyone you saw them, or anything about what you said.

Yes – a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist might want to tell someone else if they believe that there is a risk to your safety or welfare, such as abuse. The risk would need to be serious, and they will usually discuss this with you first. In cases like this, we would inform other health care professionals.

You can still visit the doctors’ surgery alone, but generally we would inform your parents or carers unless we felt that there was a risk to your safety or welfare by telling them. If there was a risk, we would not inform your parents or carers, but instead would inform other health care professionals about this risk.

However, there may be circumstances where the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will not inform your parents, carers, or other health care professionals. In these cases, a doctor will see you to work out whether you are mature enough to understand the advice that you are being given and that you are mature enough to understand what is involved in making certain decisions about your healthcare and treatment.

You can make an appointment by phoning the surgery (you can find our phone number at the bottom of this page) or, if you don’t want to speak to someone, then you can fill in the ‘Request an appointment’ form in the ‘Contact’ section of our website.

A receptionist will usually ask you who the appointment is for and why – this is to make sure that you see the right person at the right time. If it’s something personal then you don’t have to tell them why – just say it’s for something personal. You can also ask to see a male or female doctor if this would make you feel more comfortable. You could also ask to see Robert – our Sexual Health Nurse.

We think that all of our doctors are great at their jobs and care about their patients a lot, but there are times when people just don’t get on with their doctor or feel uncomfortable with them. You can always ask to see a different doctor if it would make you feel more comfortable. Please note that we have a practice policy of one change per patient

We strongly recommend that you are as honest as possible with the doctor or nurse that you see because they can make better decisions about your care if they have all the information that they need. If you don’t tell them enough, they won’t have enough information to suggest anything useful.

Remember that the appointment should be a two-way conversation – it’s your appointment and your health so don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if the doctor says something that you don’t understand or which doesn’t sound right to you.

Sometimes it helps to make a list of things that you want to talk to the doctor or nurse about, or write down some questions that you need to remember to ask them. It might also be useful to make notes for yourself during the appointment and you could ask the doctor or nurse if there are any leaflets or information that you can take with you to read later (although you can find a lot of this in the ‘Support Services’ section under the Health Information menu of our website). A good way to make sure you’ve understood what the doctor or nurse has said to you is by saying it back to them and ask if you’ve got it right.

Sometimes a doctor or nurse will suggest treatment for you that they believe is important for your health and wellbeing, perhaps even lifesaving, and you may not want the treatment. These situations can be very difficult and the GP will generally inform your parents or carers unless you are aged 18 or over. If you are under the age of 18 and neither you nor your parents or carers consent to you having the treatment then the doctor or nurse has the option to ask a court to decide whether you should have the treatment. Equally, after seeking legal advice, you have the option to go to court to request or prevent treatment if you think it’s in your best interests.

It is always a good idea to have as much information and understanding of any treatment that the doctor or nurse suggests to you. You could ask the following questions to help you make a decision:

  1. What sort of things will the treatment involve?
  2. What outcome does the doctor or nurse expect from this treatment?
  3. How good are the chances of that outcome?
  4. Are there any alternatives?
  5. What are the risks of this treatment, if any?
  6. If there are risks, are they small risks or big risks?
  7. What could happen if you don’t have treatment?

Sometimes a decision can be difficult to make, and if you are struggling to make a decision then you can say so to the doctor or nurse and in many situations they can give you time to decide as it is up to you whether you would like to go forward with the treatment. In emergencies, decisions may need to be made quickly, but the doctor or nurse will help you to make the decision that is right for you.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.