How to Request an Appointment

Before booking an appointment, you may wish to have a look at our self-referrals page. This could save you from having to make an appointment.

You can make an appointment in the following ways:

Improved Access Appointments

Weekday evening and weekend appointments are now available at selected surgeries in our locality. These appointments are bookable via reception. Please visit for further details on the Improved Access Project.

Out of Hours Service

Between 18:30 and 08:00, Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays your call will be redirected to the NHS 111 service.

If you are unable to attend a routine GP appointment during surgery opening hours, you can attend:

Gloucester Health Access Centre
121-131 Eastgate Street

They are open Monday – Sunday, 08:00 – 20:00, 365 days a year, including Bank Holidays.

They offer a sit and wait service, or you can book a same day appointment by telephoning 01452 336290.

Out of hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Automated Check-in

We have an automated check-in screen located on the wall to the right hand side of the reception desk. The machine is very easy to use and only requires entry of gender and day and month of birth in order to register your attendance.

We thank you for using this system in consideration of our receptionists, allowing them to answer potentially urgent phone calls and continue with administrative duties, and hope that our patients enjoy reduced queuing times as a result. However, our reception staff will always be available to answer any of your queries if needed.

Our automated check-in screen was funded by the Friends of Blakeney Surgery.

Cancellations and Missed Appointments

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

Whilst we are so grateful to the 90% of our patients who do attend their appointments on time; regretfully if you are late for an appointment we are not able to ensure that you will be seen.

To cancel, you can: