Appointments

Online Appointments

We are in the process of setting up booking and cancelling appointments online which was previously suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  When the service resumes, please call reception for your personalised login details before accessing this service.

Click on the link at the top of this page once you have gained login details.

Appointments System

Consultations with our clinicians are available Monday – Friday with extended surgery hours being available on some weekday evening/weekends every week.

Appointments usually are 10 minutes long and can be pre-booked, up to four weeks in advance.

All consultations are by appointment. Please call in or telephone reception to book.

Face to face appointments and telephone consultations continue to be available during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Medically urgent appointments are available daily if you feel you have a condition which cannot wait for a routine consultation. Please ring at 08:00 for a morning urgent appointment or ring at 14:00 for an afternoon urgent appointment. 

Telephone Advice

A receptionist can book a telephone consultation for you.

Please be aware that doctors call patients after morning surgery and a definite time cannot be given for phone consultations.

Home Visits

If possible please try to telephone reception before 11:00 if you require a home visit.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.

You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

Watford Extended Access (WEA)

The Elms Surgery is a part of  Watford Extended Access. We are now able to offer some evening and weekend appointments to our registered patients.  

If you require an appointment during extended hours, please book by calling the surgery.  You may be offered appointments in other surgeries which are part of the alliance.  

As part of extended access, we sometimes are able to offer smear and phlebotomy weekend appointments.  Please ask when calling.