Request an appointment by visiting our Consulting Room. All requests for appointments are sent to the GP and will be dealt with on the day.

Appointment System

The Fakenham Medical Practice currently has 10 doctors looking after approximately 15,000 patients.

The surgery is open 08:00-18:30 on weekdays. On Thursdays the surgery is closed from 13:00-14:00 for staff training. The practice offers extended opening hours for pre-booked appointments only as follows:

  • Monday: 07:30-08:00 and 18:30-19:00
  • Tuesday and Friday: 07:00-08:00

Our branch surgery at Walsingham is open:

  • Monday: 08:00-14:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00-12:30
  • Wednesday: 08:00-14:00
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 08:00-14:00

Duty Doctor

We have a duty doctor available from 08:00-18:30, on weekdays, who deals with emergencies and patients with conditions that cannot wait to the next available appointment.


In addition to this, we have appointments available with the practice nurse from 08:30 to 17:00 on weekdays.

We also have a duty nurse each day offering 5-10 minute appointments from 08:30-18:30 who can deal with many conditions which are urgent for that day. The nurse will be able to arrange a prescription if necessary and can also arrange a GP appointment if needed. On Thursdays, due to staff training, the duty nurse for the afternoon starts at 14:00 until 18:30. Please note that we operate a triaging system for all same-day appointment requests.


We know people forget things, cancelling appointments being one of them. Remember to cancel your appointment if you don’t need it. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that your appointment can be offered to someone else. Repeated failure to attend booked appointments is a significant waste of NHS resources.