Welcome to The Elms Medical Practice.

We want your visit to be a positive experience. We understand that some of our patients may be anxious about visiting the surgery, or have specific needs. Here is some information that may help to make your visit easier. If there are more things we can do to help, please let us know by sending an online consultation, telephone or pop into the surgery.


Our staff are trained in neurodiversity and hidden disabilities, and you will find them willing to help in order to make your visit more comfortable. We have sunflower lanyard posters in all our waiting room to raise awareness of hidden disability.

When you arrive – Checking in

When you arrive at the surgery you have two options:

  • Check in with the receptionist. You will need to check in by giving your name and date of birth. There may be a queue.
  • Check in electronically. There is a check in machine on the wall on the right hand side. Alternatively you can use the QR code. You will be asked to confirm your date of birth and name. This is sometimes a quicker way to check in if there is a queue.

Sensory Information

Our surgeries have background relaxing music playing in our waiting rooms. You may also see television screens with educational health messages on.

If you are noise sensitive, you may find it helpful to bring some headphones to wear.

Photos of our GPs

Under the heading ‘meet the team’ on our website front page you will find a photo’s of our clinicians.

Unable to Wait in Waiting Room

Sometimes sitting in a waiting room can be very stressful. For example, you may have a neurodivergent child who finds it difficult to sit and wait, or you may be immunosuppressed. Please let us know if you would prefer to wait in your car. You can provide us with your mobile number so that the clinician can call you to come straight into their room when they are ready to see you.

We want you to have the best possible patient experience at our surgery.

We are here to help so please do let us know if you feel there are additional measures we could put in place.

Our Reception Area

Our Waiting Room

Check-in via Mobile Phone

Check-in Screen in Reception

A Nurses Room

One of our Consultation Rooms

An Examination Couch