We've been experimenting this month with a slight change to our consulting times. We have been having an afternoon surgery from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Previously we had an evening surgery from 4pm to 6pm on those days.
This seems to work very well. Patients who work, or who have children, can now get a routine appointment at a range of times to suit them. Also, Kate our practice nurse works from 3pm to 5pm on those days now as well. This allows us to work joint appointments more easily. This makes things easier for patients who need to see the doctor and nurse together. It also makes things faster and easier for patients that the nurse wants the doctor's advice on. Or for patients that the doctor needs the nurse's assistance with. For example, intimate examinations or wound dressings.
So the new consulting times for the doctors are:
Monday 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm
Tuesday 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm
Thursday 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm
Friday 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm
This makes a huge difference from the old consulting times that Dr Basu used which were just from 9am-10am and 5pm-6pm each day.
(Please note that for now Dr Wright still uses the old consulting times on the days that she is working.)