The Market Surgery

Warehouse Lane, Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham, S63 7RA

Telephone: 01709 870150

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Appointment Types

The fastest way to make an appointment is through our online patient access service which you can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To make an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse, either call in person at Reception or telephone on 01709 870150.

Patients can book appointments throughout the day and patients are encouraged to call at any time our phone lines are open – there is no requirement to call at 8am as soon as our phone lines are open. Patients will experience shorter waiting times by calling after 9am

Care Navigation

Upon contacting the surgery, our receptionists will ask you for a brief explanation of your illness and symptoms – this is so that they can establish what appointment type is best for your needs. Our receptionists have all attended training on Care Navigation, and they are competent in ensuring that they are able to direct your medical requirements to the correct clinician and the correct level of urgency. All of our staff, including receptionists, are bound by contract in patient confidentiality and so everything you tell them remains in the strictest confidence.

Appointment Types

Doctor Appointments

Routine Doctor Appointments can be booked up to 14 days in advance. The purpose of routine appointments is for general health queries, diagnoses, and monitoring of conditions. Routine appointments last for 15 minutes. When you contact the surgery you will be offered the next available appointment. Our waiting times for next available appointments vary throughout the year, however we always strive to reduce the time our patients need to wait to obtain the next available appointment.

You are entitled to see a GP of your choice and you should make this clear to the Receptionists, who will do their best to meet your needs . Please be aware that requesting a named GP, may increase your waiting time. Although we will always endeavour to offer you an appointment with the GP of your choice, there may be occasions where this will not always be possible.

Pharmacist Appointments

Pharmacists are experts in medication and prescribing. Most patients on repeat medications will require an annual medication review and these are conducted by our team of qualified pharmacists. They can also help with any medication queries, medication stock issues, or titration of active medications

Nurse Appointments

Our nurses are able to offer appointments for a wide variety of purposes which include

  • Wound Care
  • Long Term Managements of Underlying Health Conditions (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD etc)
  • Contraception
  • Lifestyle advice
  • NHS Health checks
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations (including travel)

Other Appointments

  • First contact Physiotherapist – for an musculoskeletal issues such as back/neck/joint pain
  • Mental Health Practitioners – for patients experiencing anxiety, bereavement
  • Social Precribers – for patients with social problems such as bereavement, isolation, financial concern
  • Phlebotomy Appointments – for taking blood samples requested by a clinician

Same Day Appointments

These provide immediate access for our patients on the same day of request.

Same Day appointments to be able to deal with ‘significant’ health issues that, whilst not deemed as life threatening, require immediate attention.

On a daily basis we will have a number of clinicians – GPs and Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) – who manage our same day appointments, all of whom offer a number of appointments for a variety of health problems.

Many patients who are offered a same day appointments will be contacted and triaged/diagnosed by phone by either a Nurse Practitioner or a GP.

Emergency contraception is available at the surgery from both doctors and nurses; treatment must start as soon as possible.

Enhanced Access Appointments

The practice is also able to book appointments for a variety of clinicians at various daytime, evening and weekend clinics. These appointments are held at a variety of locations across Rotherham. Ask a receptionist about availability of Enhanced Access appointments which may be convenient to fit around work commitments


A polite request from us to you. If you cannot attend your appointment, please let us know. We are then able to offer that appointment to another patient.

How To Cancel

If we hold your mobile phone number on your patient record, you will often receive a text message reminding you of your appointment. The simplest way to cancel you appointment is just to reply to that message with the word CANCEL – Please don’t include any other words or grammar in your reply text, or the system will not be able to process your cancellation request.

You can also phone the surgery and inform us that you wish to cancel your appointment. Please call us on 01709 870150

We understand that on occasion, patients may forget, or for other reasons, are not be able to cancel their appointments in good time. We will therefore write to you, reminding you of our procedures for cancellation, and requesting that you ensure you attend all future appointments. Where patients continue to miss multiple appointments, the decision may be taken to remove you from our patient list. You will always be contacted by letter of our intention to remove you from our patient list, so that you have the opportunity to appeal the decision.

Remember – every appointment you don’t attend, denies another patient an opportunity to seek medical help. It costs the NHS money and uses up valuable resources. Help your NHS by cancelling your appointments with as much notice as possible!


Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    18:30 to 20:30 (alternative location)
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    18:30 to 20:30 (alternative location)
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    18:30 to 20:30 (alternative location)
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    18:30 to 20:30 (alternative location)
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    18:30 to 20:30 (alternative location)
  • Saturday
    09:00 to 17:30 (alternative location)
  • Sunday
    08:00 to 13:00 (alternative location)
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