Quick appointments at doctor’s Bolsover surgery

I have just been to my surgery, Castle Street Medical Centre to attend a meeting.As I was signing in two patients came in and asked for an appointment to see a doctor.

The receptionist gave them a choice of two slots in the afternoon. The patients asked if there were any other slots available, and they were given a slot the following afternoon which suited them better.

I am writing this because it struck me as remarkable given the perceived problems with obtaining an appointment with GPs that we were able to offer appointments that way. During the meeting,

I was told that our patient numbers are still steadily increasing, perhaps our ability to accommodate patients in this way has something to do with it.

Grant Stothard

Chair of CSMC PPG