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Get the most of your GP appointment


The average GP appointment lasts 10 minutes.10 minutes. Yes, just 10 minutes!

Lots of people are aware of this fact; but have you ever actually stopped to think how long that actually is? The answer is not long. And don't forget that the clock starts as soon as your name is called.

  • Be on time... Yes, yes I know doctors seemingly always run late.
  • Don't get too comfy! Unless you need to show the GP a huge lesion on your arm, don't start peeling off scarves or coats and laboriously hanging them up.
  • If possible leave the kids at home
  • Don't bring a list. Please don't come in brandishing a list of umpteen complaints that all need sorting today.
  • Think about your 'story' and tell it chronologically. When giving timings, try to be accurate
  • When asked when your symptoms started, it's best to try to be as specific as possible.
  • Don't be embarrassed - your doctor will not be shocked by anything you tell / show them.
  • Show them anything, but don't show them your teeth. GPs learn absolutely nothing about dentistry in their medical training.

•You tell your story.

•Your doctor will examine you (although not always necessary).

•You ask questions/discuss 'the plan'.

Get the important issues out first

If there is something you are really worried about – for example, a breast lump or crushing chest pain - please, please mention it first. If you then casually mention you are worried you might be having a heart attack, the verruca somewhat pales into insignificance.

Our Surgeries

St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Milton Park Surgery
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Your Doctors Surgery in Portsmouth

Located in a central location with ample parking.


Location & Contact

Baffins Surgery
St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 07.00 – 19.00
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 20:00
Friday: 07.00 – 18.30

Location and Contact

Milton Park Surgery
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW

Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30