We are aware that we have had a very restricted availability of routine appointments recently. This has been due to a combination of staff sickness, annual leave and unexpectedly heavy demand. We know this is a problem and are seeking address this problem in a number of different ways.
Where possible the GPs are offering additional appointments and cancelling all but the most important commitments outside the practice. We are also attempting to recruit some short term locums to help with the current shortage of appointments. We continue to offer same day access for urgent problems. Please bear with us during a difficult period for the practice.
The Caversham Group Practice Partners.
Please see this video from the British Medical Association, who are running a national campaign about the workload in General Practice: