Before you book an appointment check out the different options that are available to you below.

Find out who you would be best to see…

The NHS Self-care Checker is a complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

If you still require a Doctors appointment please click here to book online Immediately.


Pharmacist

  • Get help with common conditions and minor injuries
  • Can answer your medication queries
  • Open until late and at weekends

To find you nearest Pharmacist enter your postcode into the NHS Find services search.


Contact Practice

  • If no other service is suitable
  • If you have been advised to see a doctor
  • If you have already seen a doctor and your condition gets worse
  • Be seen quickly for minor ailments, injuries & family planning
  • Our nurses can issue prescriptions
  • Specialist advice on diabetes, asthma, COPD

Nurse Appointment

Calling Us

01572 722621 (option 2)
You will need to call us during our opening hours.

Visiting the Surgery

Pop into the surgery during our opening hours and speak to one of our receptionists.

The Practice Nurses can help you with a range of issues from health management to vaccinations. Our nurses have telephone and face to face appointments which can be booked in advance.


Contact Practice

Appointments

Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments with the doctor are normally for 10 minutes and for one problem only. If you feel your problem may take longer please inform patient services by requesting a double appointment.


Doctor’s Appointment

Going Online

If you are already registered you can visit our online services. If you are not already registered you will need to sign up using our online form.

Duty Doctor

At Oakham Medical Practice we aim for the Duty Doctor to see you within 5 hours for urgent matters. Medical emergencies will be dealt with immediately.

Calling us

Telephone the Practice on 01572 722621 (option 2) at anytime during normal working hours.

The practice offers a range of appointments, including a limited number of pre-booked consultations and pre-booked call backs, as well as the ability to speak to your GP prior to committing to a visit to the practice – many issues can be dealt with in this way thereby saving time and inconvenience to you.

Emergency GP Telephone Line 01572 722621 (option 1) – This dedicated line has been set up to allow patients that have an urgent need to be prioritised above everyone else, so we ask you to use them appropriately.


 

NHS 111

  • Available 24/7
  • Call 111 when you need medical help fast
  • Phone calls are free

Medical Advice Fast

NHS 111 makes it easier to receive the right healthcare from the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

NHS Choices

Visit the NHS Choices website for medical advice.

Minor Injuries and A&E

If you have had a minor injury within the last 48 hours why wait in A&E? Find out more…


When to go to A&E

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident

Additional Appointment Information

Interpreter Services

Communication Plus – Sign Language Services – if you require an Interpreter for an upcoming appointment, please visit www.commplus.org.uk or contact Reception for further assistance.

Home Visits

If you feel too unwell to attend the Surgery, please follow the same routine as ‘Appointments’ and the Doctor will telephone you back to discuss your needs.