Extended Access to GP Appointments

From 30th September 2018 there will be a small number of additional GP, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments available during weekday evenings (until 8p.m.) and at weekends (8a.m. to 12a.m.)

This service is funded as part of a Government initiative and is in addition to the existing appointments we provide. This is an example of our collaborative working as part of the Primary Care Network. This will make it easier for patients who struggle to get in during the working week to attend for cervical smears, blood tests, medication reviews etc.

The service is being offered on a locality-wide basis and the appointments will be at Gosforth Valley Medical Practice in Dronfield (S18 8UE), Moss Valley Medical Practice (S21 4BZ), Brimington Surgery (S43 1JG) and Avenue House Surgery (S40 1LE)

These appointments will be staffed by locum GPs, Nurses and Healthcare assistants.

Extended Access appointments can be booked by speaking to a member of the practice team.

As a practice we were disappointed that the Government chose to invest in this costly additional service rather than invest in core GP services during the normal working day.

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