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Fisher Medical Centre

Millfields, Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1EU
Tel: (01756) 799 622

APPOINTMENTS

 

 

Our appointment system allows us to offer you an appointment quickly and efficiently. You can do this either in person, over the telephone or by booking online via SystmOnline. If your need is clinically urgent, a Doctor or Nurse will speak to you on the day and may offer advice, provide a prescription or an appointment if that is appropriate. In addition, each day we have a number of appointments which are for sudden and serious complaints. 

 

Obviously, it is not always possible to offer an appointment with the Doctor of your choice, as they may not be available at that time but we will endeavour to accommodate your requests where possible. If the problem you want to see your Doctor or Nurse with is a routine one it may have to wait a little bit longer; so please be patient. 

 

If you want advice please speak to our reception staff; they are highly trained and will treat you professionally. A brief explanation of the type of service you need from us will help them to direct you to the most appropriate person. Face to face appointments are for 10 minutes only and so, if you have several issues you wish to discuss, please remember to address the most pressing or important one first.  You may wish to book a second or double appointment providing you with more time. We now offer a limited number of pre-bookable Telephone Consultations, available up to two weeks in advance.

 

To maintain a good level of access to our clinicians it is important that you let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment so that we can allocate it to another patient.  To make this easier and quicker you can sign up to our text messaging appointment reminder service through which you can cancel appointments with a simple text back to the practice.

 

We now also offer telephone consultations bookable online from 8.00am every weekday morning.

 

Extended Access Appointments

 

Improving Access to General Practice with Evening, Weekend and Bank Holiday Appointments

 

From the 1st October 2018 Modality are working collaboratively with all GP practices across Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven to offer patients increased access to routine appointments with GP’s, Nurses and other healthcare professionals from locality based hubs.

 

This service provides all Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven registered patients access to pre-bookable routine appointments from 6:30pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday, weekend appointments from 09:00am – 11:00am Saturday to Sunday. Appointments are also available between 09:00am – 11:00am on Bank Holidays. These appointments can be booked in advance Monday to Sunday or on the same day Monday to Friday for a routine medical matter, subject to availability and the reason for your appointment.


How to book

 

To book these appointments, please contact your registered practice by phone or in person asking to make an appointment during these times at your local hub.  By booking an appointment, patients consent for the clinician based at the Local Hubs to access their full medical record so that they can offer a safe and knowledgeable service.

The service is delivered from five Extended Access Hubs:

  • Farfield Group Practice, St Andrew's Surgeries, West Lane, Keighley, BD21 2LD
  • Fisher Medical Centre, Millfelds, Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1EU
  • Addingham Medical Centre, 151a Main Street, Addingham, Ilkley, LS29 0LZ

Offering appointments from Monday – Thursday every week with the exception of Bank Holidays.

  • Townhead Surgery, Townhead, Settle, BD24 9JA

Offering appointments on Monday to Saturday every week with the exception of the Bank Holidays.

  • Silsden Health Centre, Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley, BD20 0DG

Offering appointments on Friday, Saturday & Sunday every week and Bank Holidays.

 

 

Out Of Hours

 

We are open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. At all other times medical advice or assistance is available 24 hours a day for urgent problems.

 

If you phone 0345 129 4402  between 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday, you will reach the Out Of Hours Service.

 

The service will offer advice. In many cases, even late at night, you will be asked to attend the local out of hours clinic to be examined and treated. Only when a medical condition warrants it will a visit be offered

 

If you need medical advice of assistance when the practice is closed for training you should also call the Out of Hours Service on 0345 129 4402

 

In the case of collapse, severe chest pain or suspected heart attack we advise you to call 999 for an ambulance immediately


111 Service


For health advice and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year telephone 111
 

 

Walk-in centre


The nearest Walk-in Centre is 31-33 Monkgate, York and and Hillside Bridge, 4 Butler Street West, Bradford, BD3 0BS. Please allow sufficient time when attending in case you need to use the pay and display car park.


 

 

 


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