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Extended Access Service

 

Extra GP appointments available across Guildford and Waverley

From October it is now easier for people to make an appointment with a GP, thanks to a new national ‘extended access’ initiative, which has seen GP practices in Guildford and Waverley make extra appointments available every week.

As well as being able to visit their own practice, patients can also book into evening and weekend consultations at new ‘hub’ clinics held by local GP federations - made up of local GP practices.

If an appointment is offered at one of these hub locations, with the patient’s consent, GPs will be able to access complete medical records giving them access to all the information they need to provide the best possible care, at a time that’s most convenient for the patient.

This extended access programme has been rolled out across England to help ensure everyone is able to access a GP when they need to, particularly at those times an urgent same-day appointment is required without having to resort to urgent and emergency care services. It also means more people will be seen and treated closer to home in their own community.

 

How to book

To book an appointment, contact your practice in the usual way.

Appointments are available on weekday evenings between 6pm and 8pm, on Saturdays between 8am and 12pm, and on Sundays 10am until 2pm.

The appointments take place at two separate 'hubs', one in Guildford, at Fairlands Medical Centre, and one in Waverley, at Binscombe Medical Centre. Patients can book these appointments no matter which Guildford and Waverley GP practice they are registered with.

They are currently staffed by a GP and a receptionist. As we grow, we will quickly increase the service to include phlebotomist and healthcare assistant appointments and specialist nurse clinics such as asthma, diabetes and complex wound care.

 


Page updated:16 November 2018
Next review due:15 May 2019
Model Publication Scheme:Not part of the MPS


 
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