New Appointment System
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are operating a new appointment system. Patients cannot enter the practice unless by prior approval directly from our staff. Please do not come unless we have asked you to. For mor information check our page on Coronavirus COVID-19.
Patients can still have access o medical advice by either:
- calling the practice on 01243 826 541 and speaking to a clinician
- submitting an electronic request for medical advice and consultations via eConsult.
Our routine appointment process below has been completely suspended, and our standard online service has been slightly altered so that face to face appointments are temporarilly unavailable. Both of these services will be fully available again after this national crisis is over.
Routine Appointments (SUSPENDED)
Our routine appointments can be booked ahead for up to 3 weeks in advance, covering standard issues. For urgent same day appointments click here for more information about our new Ring Back process.
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 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 Akram, Dr Amir or Dr Hazell 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 demand. You may pre-book an appointment up to a 3 weeks in advance. Alternatively, ring the practice at 8.30am to access the ring back service.
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.
GP urgent appointments and Routine Nurse appointments are now available in the evening and at Weekends at our Local GP Access Hub, the closest to this practice is at Maywood Surgery in Hawthorn road. The GP appointments are for urgent conditions that haven't been seen here before and the nurses are for cervical screening, some dressings and chronic disease management. You can book these appointments by ringing us.
Online Services (RESTRICTED)
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.
When booking an appointment online, you will see that there are different types of appointments, one is with a GP (called GP to be booked by patient), one is with a Nurse Practitioner (called minor illness only) and one is for blood tests (called Blood test requested by GP).
Please do not book anything other than a minor illness or blood test in the appointments with those names otherwise the appointment will have to be re-booked. It would also be really useful to put a brief description of the reason for the appointment. This will ensure you do not have a wasted journey.
Click on the link below for online prescription requests and appointment booking once you have your login and password.