Needing an appointment on the day? Mar 29 2018 If you ring in the morning asking for an appointment with your doctor on the same day often there isn’t one available. So we’re trying out a new way of caring for you. You might be offered the option of your doctor phoning you back to find out what you need. Your doctor might be able to help you over the phone, or arrange tests before an appointment on another day, or write you a prescription. At other times our receptionist or nurse might the one to help you. You don’t need to do anything differently, if this is an option for you our receptionist will talk with you about this when you ring.