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Types of Appointments

We operate a flexible appointment system to suit the needs of our patients. After careful consideration, we have divided all our appointments into different categories . There are following types of appointments available.

  1. Book on the Day
  2. Pre Bookable
  3. Telephone Consultation
  4. Online Only Appointments
  5. Emergency Appointments
  6. Online Traige

For on the Day Appointment, you must ring at 9am sharp. Please note that appointments are served on first ring first get basis so please be patient and keep trying. Also please note that there will be a queue on the telephone system due to huge call volume especially at and around 9am. We aim to answer all calls as soon as possible and quickly dispose them. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.You can also book in advance up to 2 months.

Our Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurse and Social Prescriber are available to book for a telephone consultation. Please ask our reception staff while booking.

Sat: 9am till 2pm

Note: Extended Access service is delivered in partnership with our local GP Practice hub as part of Washwood Heath PCN (Primary Care Network).

Extended Access Hub Adderess:
Alpha Medical Practice – 38 Alum Rock Road, Saltley, Birmingham B8 1RE
Telephone: 0121 328 7010.
Car Park: FREE car park available.

Priority is given to patients who cannot make week day appointments. e.g. Working People or Students etc.

These appointments are only bookable via the reception at Gate Medical Centre.

We will still have urgent appointments each day for the doctor. (Urgent appointments are not for repeat prescriptions, fitness for work certificates or for signing forms).

These appointments are for a variety of services including GP Appointments. Address: 48 Cradock Rd, Saltley, Birmingham B8 1RZ

Note: Please use the far right entrance of the building.

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.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation. Please request this at the time of booking or speak with your clinician.

Non-urgent advice: Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11:00am.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a ‘Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work – ’Fit Note’

The ‘fit note’ was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer’s support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

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