These are typically set for 15 minute time slots, although some practices might have quick ‘acute’ clinics that are for one problem only and may be shorter.
Try to arrive on time and please be aware your appointment is only 15 minutes long. If you need more time, please book a double appointment.
If you have an urgent issue, please tell the receptionist – they will often be able to get you an appointment with another GP.
Sometimes you have to wait a little while to get an appointment with your GP – this is usually because GPs are fully booked (and we have a GP shortage and a growing population).
If you can’t see your GP on the day you want, you might be best to contact them via their patient portal, that way your GP will be able to confirm how quickly you need to make an appointment and what your options for that might be.
If your GP offers a Patient Portal it can be a good idea to send them a quick message before your appointment, letting them know what you are coming in for.