How to access our new appointment system
Simply go to our home page using any device that can access the internet and click on the link. (www.larwoodhealthpartnership.co.uk)
Complete a simple questionnaire either to ask a question or advice from a member of the practice team. If you are asking for clinical advice you can select the Doctor you usually see or you can select ‘anyone’ and a member of our clinical team will get back to you.
If your query is more of an administration query our non-clinical team will respond. We aim to get back to you within an hour if your query is submitted before 5pm during the normal working week.
If you do not have access to a computer or a smartphone you can still telephone the practice and speak to one of our Care Navigators.
The Care Navigators have been asked by the partners to take some brief details from you about the nature of your problem, in confidence, to help then direct the concern / query to the most appropriate person.
How soon will the doctor call?
The doctor will call as soon as possible, usually within the hour, so please stay in or with your phone. Please let us know if you need the call at a particular time and we will try to accommodate this if we can.
What happens when the doctor calls?
The doctor will discuss the problem with you and work out what to do next. You may want advice, or a non-repeat prescription, or you may need to come into the surgery. The doctor will arrange an appointments if you need to be seen – usually the same day.
Do I need to call early?
No, the service is exactly the same whatever time you call. There is often a rush at the start of the day, so you may find you get a quicker response later on.
How does this help patients?
- Many problems can be dealt with over the phone so the new system avoids wasted time coming into the surgery unnecessarily
- Using the weblink reduces the frustration of waiting to speak to a Receptionist / Care Navigator
- It cuts down the wait to see a doctor with immediate effect
- You can contact us about any query or concern you have and we will get back to you the same day