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2017

Extended Hours GP Access in Hounslow

Patients in Hounslow can now book GP and nurse appointments at evenings and weekends.

From the 1st April 2017 Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned an extended hours GP access service to offer GP and practice nurse appointments from 6.30pm - 8pm on Monday to Friday, and from 8am - 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays, to patients that are registered or resident in Hounslow. The extended GP access service will be provided over four sites, as detailed below.

The new extended hours GP access service will extend existing GP services to offer patient access to GP and nurse appointments from 8am - 8pm, seven days a week, at one of four GP access sites. Patients will be able to access the new service by calling their own practice to book an appointment up to seven days in advance. Patients arriving at an Urgent Care Centre or contacting NHS 111 may also be offered an appointment at a GP access site, where appropriate.

The service is available to any patient registered with a Hounslow GP and patients can book appointments through their own GP surgeries.

All 48 Hounslow GP practices are working together to staff the service on a rotating schedule, with clinicians able to access patients’ medical records.

Dr. Talac Mahmud from the Firstcare Practice said: “Our aim is to make GP services more accessible, especially for parents, carers and people of working age. We know that many people struggle to find GP and nurse appointments that fit in with their family life and work commitments.

“By offering evening and weekend appointments we can make it easier for local people to see a GP at a time that suits them. We plan to offer around 2,000 extra appointments every month and this could increase if it proves to be a valuable service for patients.”

He also added: "It's fantastic news that all patients can now benefit from more responsive and accessible GP services. The availability of thousands of additional routine and urgent GP and nurse appointments in the evening and during the weekend every month means that patients will be able to fit in a GP appointment around their existing schedules."

It is hoped that the significant number of additional appointments will help to relieve pressure on hospital emergency departments.


Extended access appointments are available at the following sites: 

Firstcare Practice
The Blenheim Centre,
Prince Regent Road,
Hounslow,
TW3 1NL

Extended appointment times:
Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am-8pm


Skyways Practice

2 Shelley Crescent,
Hounslow,
TW5 9BJ

Extended appointment times:
Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 8am-8pm

 

Holly Road Medical Centre
2A Holly Road,
Chiswick,
London,
W4 1NU

Extended appointment times:
Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 8am-8pm

 

Grove Village Medical Centre
Kilross Road,
Bedfont,
Middlesex,
TW14 8SN

Extended appointment times:
Monday to Friday: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Saturday: 8am-8pm