The appointment system operates both for your convenience and to aid the doctor. Each appointment lasts for ten minutes and should be for one patient and one problem only. Double appointments are given for use of interpreters, post-natal checks or in specific cases.We try very hard to keep to time but some cases are more complex and take more time....please be patient if we are running late.
Please note our walk-in appointments are offered as an additional service on top of routine appointments. These are available on the same day from 8 am. The number of appointments depends on how many doctors are in surgery and may change due to sickness/annual leave.
If we have any appointments to offer it will be on a first come first served basis, from 8AM until all slots have been filled. The clinic will start at 10:30 AM. We try very hard to run on time ...and understand it can be very frustrating waiting...PLEASE be patient.
If no walk-in appointments are available that morning, you will be offered a routine appointment/I-Hub (see below) appointment, or of course you are welcome to try again on the next working day.
It is unacceptable to shout or be rude to our staff when the appointments run out. It is not their fault and they have no control over how many or how quickly the appointments go. It is different every day.
- You can book up to four weeks in advance.
- You can request the doctor of your choice if appointments are available.
Booking an appointment online:
- You firstly need to register by presenting yourself at the surgery to fill in a form. You will be asked to provide a proof of identification (passport, driving licence etc). You will then be given a sheet with a unique reference number that you can use from home to access your medical records
- You can book appointments to see a GP and view parts of your medical records including medications.
- You can also use the website to cancel an appointment.
Access the online system via the link at the top of this page.
Please note this service is currently not available for under 16's due to safeguarding issues.
There is now a services available for Islington patients to be seen at a local Islington GP surgery outside of normal surgery hours. These are all local surgeries and can be booked for the same reasons and problems you would see a GP here in our clinic. Please click on the "iHub Appointments" tab at the top of the page for more details.
Text Messaging for Appointment Reminders and Health Information
St Peters Street Medical Practice sends out text messages to our registered patients to remind them of their appointments at our practice.
By sending a text message it will serve as a reminder of an appointment or give the opportunity for the patient to cancel or rearrange.
The Practice will also be using this service as reminders to patients who are in At Risk Groups such as Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Coronary heart disease to remind them that they are due a review and to book an appointment.
You can cancel your appointment via text messaging by replying and entering the word 'cancel' and this will automatically update the computer. No other text message responses are logged, so please be aware that you can not change an appointment via this method.
Patients may opt out of this service at any time by contacting the practice and the practice will not send you any reminders.