HOW TO MAKE AND CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT
Book your Appointment through Patient Access
Patient Access is available to ALL our registered patients. Once registered, you can book your appointment(s) online.
To register for this service, please click here
Alternatively you can call us on 0208 678 5420 to make an appointment.
Appointments with the Practice Pharmacist, Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistant and Practice Phlebotomist are currently only available to book over the phone.
What can’t be booked into online appointments?
There are a number of things that online appointments are not suitable for. We would ask that you do not use these slots for the following items:
- Medicals including HGV, PSV, Foster/Adoption, Military, Employment, Life Insurance & Medical reports etc. Please contact our reception team to arrange an appointment for these.
- Cervical screening and coils (either change, removal or check) Please contact the surgery to arrange a nurse appointment for cervical screening or a doctors appointment for coils.
- Travel Vaccines. Please complete a travel risk assessment form on our website 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel. We will then be in contact with you within 5 working days with next steps
- Minor surgery(cryotherapy/wart freezing clinic)
- Podiatry/Dental/Optical. Please contact the relevant professional.
If you think you need to see a doctor today, please call the practice on 0208 678 5420 to let us know. We will arrange for a doctor to call you back within 2 hours. The receptionist will ask you to briefly explain the issue you wish to discuss so that they can process your request. 60% of urgent call backs are resolved over the phone by our doctors. If you need to be seen in a face-to-face appointment, the doctor who calls you back will arrange this for you.
We do not currently offer a walk-in service to our patients, so please request a call-back from the doctor if you think you need to be seen today.
Advanced bookings can be made up to 6 weeks in advance online or by calling reception on 0208 678 5420. Please be aware that due to their long service at the practice, Dr Sian Evans and Dr Samantha Brown currently have longer waiting times than our other doctors. You may wish to see other GPs if they are not your regular doctor.
Please let the surgery know in good time if you are unable to attend your appointment. See more information about this on our Keep it or Cancel it page
As you will understand, sometimes people do need emergency treatment or need more of our time. This can lead to our doctors running late. We appreciate your patience if this happens and will try to let you know if your doctor/nurse is running late.
If you would like a chaperone for your appointment please let us know.
If you require a translator for your consultation please let us know when you book your appointment.
Please also let us know if you or your child has a rash with fever and we will try to minimize your contact with other patients.
GP Access Hubs
Registered patients of Clapham Park Group Practice can access extended opening times at four specially selected GP Access Hubs in the borough.
Our GP Access Hubs offer appointments seven days a week at the following times:
- 12pm–8pm Monday to Friday
- 8am-8pm Weekends and bank holidays
To book an appointment, simply call us as usual. If you are unable to attend an appointment during our usual opening times, if you wish you can be referred to a GP Hub.
For further information you can visit www.lambethgpaccesshubs.co.uk
When we are closed – out of hours support
Outside of our usual opening hours our answerphone will give you the number for NHS111
When our practice is closed you can still get support. You can get expert medical advice and useful information by calling 111 on your mobile or telephone or through the website 111 online.
The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day and can provide patient information, issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice, book a GP appointment, and, if necessary, refer people to emergency services
If you need emergency treatment in a critical or life threatening situation, you should go to the nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999 for an ambulance.
Telephone consultations are available to book with our doctors, pharmacist and practice nurse.
GP telephone consultations are available to book up to 6 weeks in advance and can be booked via Patient Access or by calling our reception team on 0208 678 5420.
Our reception team may suggest that you speak with our pharmacist or nurse, as they are sometimes better placed to help you with your issue.
We ask that if you have rung the surgery that you do make sure the telephone number you give to reception is correct and that you will be able to take the call when it is returned.
If you are unable to come to the surgery, please try to make your request for a visit before 10.00 and if possible please tell the receptionist the reason why you are requesting a visit so that we can prioritise these calls.
Where possible you will see your usual doctor.
In the time it takes a doctor to see one patient at home, we can see four patients in the surgery, so we appreciate it if you can come to the surgery when ever possible.
Visits are usually made after morning surgery, or early afternoon.