Each appointment with a doctor is for ten minutes and normally covers just one problem. If you think you will need longer than ten minutes, for example if you have multiple problems to discuss, you should book a double appointment.

A standard appointment with a nurse is also for ten minutes, but if we know why you’re seeing the nurse, we will book appointments as follows:

Procedure Appointment length in minutes
Asthma clinic 20
Blood test 10
B12 injection 10
Blood pressure (BP) 10
BP & blood test 15
CHD clinic 20
Contraception advice 10
Contraception implant fit/removal 20
Contraception pills & emergency 10
Contraceptive injection 10
COPD clinic 20
Diabetes clinic 20
Diaphragm check 10
Diaphragm fit 15
Doppler 40
Swabs 15
Blocked ear assessment 10
ECG 15
Flu/pneumonia vaccination 5
Glucose tolerance test 10
HRT fit 10
IUCD check 10
IUCD fit/removal 20
Leg ulcer 20
Omron 10
Ring pessary fit/change 10
Routine dressing 10
Routine injection 10
Smear 20
Smoking cessation 20
Spirometry 20 – gap – 10
Suture/clip removal 10
Travel vaccinations 20
Weight/diet 10
Well man 15
Well woman (no smear) 15
75 year old check 15