Opening and consultation times
Improving access to appointments
Get the most out of your consultation
For tips including 'book a double appointment if you have more than one problem to discuss' please read our 'Top Tips leaflet'
Top Tips for your 10 minutes
Please only request home visits for medical reasons, i.e. the patient is terminally ill, bed bound or would come to serious harm if moved. The surgery is fully equipped, whereas home visits do not have the same access to medical equipment. Home visits also reduce the overall clinical capacity as it takes a clinician around an hour to complete ONE home visit, the same time as it would take to see up to SIX patients in surgery.
Reasons for a home vist
Routine evening and weekend appointments now available
The CHoC South evening and weekend Pre-Bookable Appointment Service is a scheme offering patients evening and weekend appointments. Our reception team can book you in for an appointment to be seen by a CHoC doctor, Practice Nurse or HCA at either the Westmorland General Hospital, Grange over Sands Health Centre or the Furness General Hospital. Appointments are available for routine GP appointments, chronic disease reviews, bloods and smears.