How to make an appointment

Appointments may be booked in several ways:

Contact us with eConsult

You can contact a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional online using a website called eConsult.

By phone

Patients can book an appointment by calling reception on 020 8204 0151.

In person

Patients can visit the surgery and book an appointment with the receptionist.

Advance booking

Bookable up to 2 months ahead, these provide choice and flexibility as to when and by whom you are seen. If these appointments are filled on a particular day the receptionist will look for an acceptable alternative. A number of theses appointments are available to book online.

On the day (urgent only)

Every day at 8:30am a limited number of telephone appointments become available, enabling you to speak to our doctors quickly if that needed. During the consultation, the GP or physicians associate will make a decision whether yours is an issue that could be dealt with over the phone or if you need to be seen in our practice. If the latter is the case, they will book an appointment for you to be seen either by themselves at our practice or GP at one of the hubs.

At such short notice there is much less flexibility over the time of the appointment and choice of clinician.

Telephone consultations

You can book telephone appointments with our GPs, physicians associate or nurses in advance for various issues such as ongoing medical problems, sick notes, medication changes, blood test results, investigation results and many other things to save time and your journey.

GP hub appointments

If your GP is fully booked, there are several GP hubs that also provide care for our patients.

All are open in the evenings on weekdays and on weekends. Please ask reception to refer you to the hub to avoid waiting in A&E/UCC or walk-in centre.

Wembley hub

Premier Medical Practice
1st Floor
Wembley Centre for Health & Care
116 Chaplin Road Wembley

Willesden hub

Willesden Medical Centre
144-150 High Road
NW10 2PT

Kingsbury hub

Kingsbury Health & Wellbeing
245 Stag Lane

Kilburn hub

Lonsdale Medical Centre
24 Lonsdale Road

Missed appointments and DNA’s

Do you feel frustrated when you cannot get an appointment?

Every year wasted appointments cost NHS £162 million. This can cause serious delays in treatment for other patients. On average approximately 150 patients each month Did Not Attend (DNA) their appointment. This means the patient did not turn up for the appointment and did not contact the surgery in advance to cancel or change the appointment. This currently results in approximately 40 hours of wasted clinical time each month.

Please call ahead if you think you might be late or no longer want your appointment.

Cancelling or changing an appointment

To cancel your appointment:

If you need help when we are closed

If you need medical help now, use NHS 111 online or call 111.

NHS 111 online is for people aged 5 and over. Call 111 if you need help for a child under 5.

Call 999 in a medical or mental health emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

If you need help with your appointment

Please tell us:

  • if there’s a specific doctor, nurse or other health professional you would prefer to respond
  • if you would prefer to consult with the doctor or nurse by phone or face-to-face
  • if you need an interpreter
  • if you have any other access or communication needs

Home visits

Home visits are for those patients who are housebound or undergoing end-of life-care and therefore cannot get to the practice. In the time taken for the doctor to do one home visit, he could see 5 to 6 patients at the surgery. For this reason it is in the doctor’s and the patient’s best interests that, whenever possible, an effort is made to get down to the surgery. This does sometimes mean patients having to wait a while, but efforts are made to see people as soon as they arrive if their condition so dictates.

Request for a home visit should be made before 10am, and the receptionist will need to be given a brief outline of the problem. Please ensure you give the receptionist your name, address and phone number. It is very important to inform the receptionist if you are not staying at your home.

The GP may phone you first to discuss your home visit request and from the information provided the doctor will then decide what action to take next.

Related information

Sick notes

Test results

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