The practice runs surgeries based on 10-minute consultations, on the assumption you have one problem. If you would like to discuss several problems, need help with interpreting, gynaecological examination, joint injections, minor operations, have another family member treated etc. we ask that you book longer appointments. The receptionists have all been trained to signpost callers to the most appropriate Clinician so you will be asked to give details of the reason for your appointment - our receptionists treat your call with complete confidentiality and will know how to find you the most appropriate appointment for your needs.
You can also book a 5-minute telephone appointment with the doctor if you think your problem can be dealt with over the phone or for results/advice etc. Please come in good time for your surgery appointment, and remember to check in either on check in screen, or with reception desk when you arrive.
You are registered with either Dr Plumb or Dr Akram although you may request to see any particular doctor and we will try to accommodate you wherever possible, but this will depend on that doctor's availability at that time.
Bognor Practice is an extremely busy one, and appointments are in huge demand. You may pre-book an appointment up to a few weeks in advance. Alternatively, ring the practice at 8.45am for an appointment on that day.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know so that we can offer that time to someone else in need.
We would ask that you make every effort to attend booked appointments, as they are a finite and precious resource. Many wasted appointments occur because patients do not attend. This reduces the availability of those appointments for other patients desperately in need of them.
You can register to book appointments online. To use SystmOnline you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which is obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you. Please ask at reception for more information.
Click on the link below for online prescription requests and appointment booking once you have your login and password.