Sit and Wait Clinics

This clinic runs 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm.

This clinic has been introduced for our patients who experience a new medical problem (episode). This is a walk in sit and wait clinic so there is no need to telephone us before arriving.

Patients with a new medical problem should arrive and book in at reception between 9am and 12.30pm.  We will guarantee you will be seen on the same day by the ‘sit and wait’ doctor. These appointments are allocated 5 minutes.

We cannot guarantee how long you will wait to be seen as these clinics can be popular.

The clinic should not be used for:

  • Repeat medication requests
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Referral queries
  • On-going issues that you have had for over 2 weeks

If your condition is deemed to be too complex you will be re-booked.

Here are some examples of new episodes that are suitable for the sit and wait clinic:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Bad headache
  • Urine infection
  • Chest infection
  • Back pain / Neck pain
  • Eye infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Rashes
  • Ear pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain