Patients of the Half Penny Steps Health Centre have a right to express their preference for a General Practitioner, and the Practice will endeavour to oblige where reasonable.
Please see our Patient Brochure on page 8 to book your self in with the most appropriate clinician. It is designed to assist patients as not all illness have to be seen by a GP.
Appointments to see the doctor or nurse can be made by telephone, or by visiting the surgery, between 8am and 6.30pm, or by booking online (please ask for details). Please do try to book appointments in advance to avoid disappointment.
NOTE: Urgent cases and ill children can be seen on the same day provided a phone call to the surgery is made as soon as possible in order to arrange a convenient time. You may be asked to give some idea of the problem, so that we are able to plan accordingly. This information is confidential. Patients without an appointment may be asked to wait longer until the doctor can find time to see them, as appointments are heavily booked from beforehand.
Please do not simply walk in, without a pre-booked appointment, during the morning or afternoon sessions, as you will not be seen and will be asked to return on another day.
Extended Hours Appointments
Here at Half Penny Steps we also offer pre-bookable appointments at St Charles Hospital Extended Hours Hub to see a GP. This is part of a Extended Hours Service commissioned by us and other West London practices.
The appointments can only be booked via the practice and are with a GP.
Appointments are available:
Monday to Friday: 6pm - 9pm
Saturday: 8am - 8pm
Sunday: 6pm - 9pm
We would highly recommend the use of these appointments especially after the end of the Walk-In service. They are highly under utilized and are always available.
These appointments are only available for patients registered to a West London Practice and can only be booked via the practice.
It is the responsibility of the patient to ensure that they arrive on time for their appointment. If you are unable to attend an appointment for any reason, please do let us know as soon as possible as your appointment slot can be allocated to someone else. Missed appointments are very unfair on the surgery & other patients. Patients who arrive 10 minutes late for their appointments will not be seen & will have to re-book the appointment.
Note: Every appointment that you miss without informing us in sufficient time will be noted in your record. Patients, who DO NOT ATTEND their appointments on three occasions or more in the year, will be removed from the surgery.
Speaking to the Doctor
To speak to a GP, a Telephone Consultation appointment would need to be booked. Please call to book.
We are aware of cultural differences. Some of our staff and doctors are multi-lingual. For patients who have difficulties with speaking English they can ask at the reception to book a translator for their appointment. This is a free service.