*** Please Read ***

14/06/2021

** Important notice regarding Covid-19 vaccinations ***

Dear Patient,

If we have sent you a link via text message to book an appointment this is bar far the easiest way to book - due to the thousands of vaccine appointments we need to book and associated queries our waiting times on the phone are very long at present. 

First Vaccinations

We have first vaccines available on the 19th and 20th June

Please keep checking this website for updated information.

Second Vaccinations

If you had a vaccination on or before 25th April you can now book your second vaccination. If we have sent you a link via text message this is bar far the easiest way to book. If you have not had a text message then please contact reception after 2pm daily (using option 4) to book your second Covid-19 vaccination.

Oxford Astra Zeneca - We have appointments available this weekend. Please either use the link you have been sent or call reception after 2pm daily.

Pfizer BionTech - We have appointments available this weekend. Please use the link provided or contact reception to book

Please note: If for any reason the gap between your first and second vaccines is longer than 12 weeks then the advice is simply to book as soon as possible.

Thank you.

What LEATSIDE SURGERY can do for you

Your GP practice is your primary point of contact for all medical services but is not the only one.  There are also pharmacists and minor injury clinics at local hospitals (as well as A&E for emergency medical care).  Neither of these involve making an appointment and many are open 7 days a week.  See Make the most of your NHS on this website.


Your GP practice is concerned with all aspects of your health and also advises on pyschological, social or lifestyle issues well as medical issues although this often involves referring you to other services which can give more focused help and support. While some of these services require a GP referral, many can be accessed directly without a GP referral. See Manage your health on this website.        


You spend very little time with GPs and other healthcare professionals so, when making an appointment, it can help to be clear about what sort of help you need (see Make the most of your appointment in Make the most of your NHS).   


GP practices in England operate as private businesses contracted by the NHS and therefore have some autonomy around how they run their practice.  Practices will usually have a practice booklet and/or website which gives details around what the practice offers; how they work; what you can expect from them and what you need to do to get the best out of the service.  


The Royal College of GPs have published a booklet called ‘It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services' This provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services:  from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.