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Two different types of GP appointments are available at Kensington Group Practice.

Open Surgery - every morning at our main site at Donegall Road.

The open surgery is for more urgent, single issue problems, rather than less-urgent long-term problems, or more complex problems.  These appointments are not bookable; registered patients can present between 8.30am and 10.15am and be added to the list, subject to available clinical capacity.  Before attending open surgery, please consider if it is indeed an urgent problem; if not please book one of our bookable appointments. 

The open surgery appointment will focus on the immediate need causing concern.  If you have a number of different concerns, you may be asked to book an appointment at a later stage, so your needs can be met more appropriately, and protect clinical capacity for others who may also have urgent clinical concerns.

Our open surgery is not suitable for patients who have not yet attended their new patient appointment, or those seeking a temporary registration, as they do not allow sufficient time for an effective clinical history to be gathered.  If you are in the process of registering, and need to see a doctor, prior to attending, please book a bookable appointment.  The new patient appointment is important for us to gather your history and more fully understand your needs.

The open surgery is provided so that we can meet urgent needs quickly; it is not provided simply as a convenience, or intended as a general "walk-in" clinic.  There are only so many patients the GPs can safely see in a given period; where patients choose to attend about less urgent issues, this can threaten the sustainability of this valuable service.  To give a few examples, open surgery appointments to manage repeat prescriptions, sick line requests, managing long-term conditions (unless there has been a significant change or concern) are less appropriate uses of open surgery; we respectfully ask you do not use open surgery in this manner.

Bookable appointments - every afternoon at our main site at Donegall Road, and every morning at our Finaghy Branch site.

These are ten minute appointments, bookable online, by phone, or in person at our reception desk.  These appointments are better suited for managing long-term conditions, or less urgent concerns, as the Doctor will have more time to explore your issue than in our open surgery.  We would respectfully ask that if you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know so we can offer it to someone else.  Our clinical capacity is finite, and demand for services is strong.  If you require an interpreter, please ensure you request this at the time of booking.  Please try to arrive on time for your appointment, although we ask for your understanding if appointments run late from time to time; for example, there may have been an emergency, or more complex situation in earlier appointment. You can check in for your booked appointment at the check in desk.

Consulting Times - Kensington Medical Centre

 

08:30 - 10:15

Open Surgery

15.15 - 17:05

By Appointment

Monday

Dr Conway

Dr Killiner

Dr Conway

Dr Heron
Dr Killiner

Tuesday

Dr Heron

Dr Killiner

Dr Canning

Dr Heron
Dr Killiner

Wednesday

Dr Canning

Dr Conway

Dr Canning

Dr Conway

Dr Gunning

Thursday

Dr Gunning

Dr Killiner

Dr Conway

Dr Heron

Dr Killiner

Friday

Dr Heron

Dr Killiner

Dr Conway

Dr Heron

Dr Killiner

Saturdayclosedclosed

 

Consulting Times - Finaghy Health Centre

 

Morning

By Appointment

Afternoon

By Appointment

Monday

Dr Gunning

Dr Canning

Dr Heron

Closed              Under review
Tuesday

Dr Gunning

Dr Conway

Closed              Under review

Wednesday

Dr Gunning

Dr Killiner

Closed              Under review

Thursday

Dr Canning

Dr Conway

Dr Heron

Closed              Under review
Friday

Dr Gunning

Dr Conway

 

Closed              Under review
Saturdayclosedclosed

 Due to the national shortage in GPs and recruitment problems, different arrangements to the above rota may be necessary because of GP holidays, sickness, etc.

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