A routine appointment with the GP is for ten minutes and the doctor has to restrict the consultation to one problem in order to safely deal with this in the time allocated. Sometimes appointments will take longer if there is a complication or clinical emergency and this is unavoidable.

Please understand that it is not possible for the GP to deal with more than one problem in a ten minute consultation and you will need to book another appointment

This can seem unhelpful but there is no alternative if we are to deliver safe care to all our patients with booked and emergency appointments awaiting their appointed time slot to be seen.