Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 6.30pm

Extended Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday - Booked Appointments ONLY
7.30am - 8.00am and 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Everyone leads busy lives and we at the Ringmead Medical Practice understand that it can sometimes be difficult to make an appointment to see us. Here are the ways to make appointments.

There are five ways of booking an appointment to see a Doctor.

Telephone Consultations

Doctors can prescribe and advise over the phone. If they feel you need to be seen, they will ask you to come to the surgery to see them.

Advance appointments

You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance. For example, if you know you are due a Medication Review there is no need to leave it until your prescription is due – Book in advance.

48 hour appointments

These can be booked every day for two days later – Book in advance.

On the Day appointments

The doctor will call you back and decide if you need to be seen the same day. In most cases, they will agree a time with you there and then.

Please remember to leave your mobile phone on if you are expecting a call back from the doctor. A missed call to you is a missed contact with another patient.

Our Opening times

Monday, Thursday and Friday

8.00am to 6.30pm

Tuesday (Birch Hill) and Wednesday (Great Hollands)

8.00am to 7.30pm

Remember book in advance whenever possible, but please remember to cancel any unwanted appointments.

Please call 01344 20 80 60.

  • Option 1 Appointments -  rings at both sites
  • Option 2 Scripts
    • sub option 1 - Birch Hill between 9am and 12pm
    • sub option 2 - Great Hollands between 9am and 12pm
  • Option 3 Results – rings at both sites
  • Option 4 Insurance – connects to our clerk at Birch Hill  
  • Option 5 Referrals – connects to our referrals team based at Great Hollands
  • Option 6 All Other Enquiries – rings at both sites

Find out more about the recent changes to our phone system.