From 1 October 2018 general practice services will be available for longer.
This means that you can book an appointment up until 8pm Monday - Friday with the additional of clinics on Saturdays and Sundays.
Run by Innovations in Primary Care, the appointments will increase access to general practice, and will be led by doctors, nurses and paramedic practitioners. They will offer support for new illnesses and planned appointments, including family planning, cervical smears and long term condition reviews for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma.
Appointments will be available for all patients registered at any local GP surgery however the appointment itself may be at another local surgery. You will only be able to access these appointments via your practice, so please call us first.
At the GP Access Hub you will be seen by a GP, nurse, or paramedic practitioner, who – with your consent – will have access to your medical record.
The clinics will be available weekdays from 8am to 8pm for urgent appointments, for ‘one-off’ health issues or problems (not for long-term condition support and management).There will also be pre-bookable appointments for family planning, sexual health, smears and chronic disease management at the weekend from 10am to 2pm.
The types of conditions the clinics can see are:
- Sore throat
- Ear ache
- Persistent diarrhoea
- Stings, bites or allergies,
- And sprains and strains
Dial 999 or go to the nearest A&E in the case of:
- Severe shortness of breath
- Severe cuts
- Severe burns
- Head injuries with a loss of consciousness
- Severe and unusual headache
- Bleeding that does not stop
- A rash that does not fade
- Threat of suicide
- Drug overdose
- Life-threatening injuries
- Severe allergic reactions