Rapid Access Clinic
The surgery is now running a rapid access clinic. This service is known to be an efficient way of dealing with certain minor ailments that do not necessarily need to be seen by a doctor. It can reduce the time you are waiting to be seen and allow the GPs to see patients with more complex needs.
When you request an urgent on the day appointment the receptionist will ask you the nature of your problem. This is purely so they can direct you to the most appropriate healthcare professional to deal with your ailment.
All children under 2 years old will be see by a doctor. You must be reassured that if you are directed to the nurse led clinic and she feels that a second opinion is needed she will ask a doctor to come in and review you.