Evening and weekend appointments coming soon for city patients

March 21, 2018  |  by Tessa Smith

Launching in April 2018, GP+ Nottingham City will be Nottingham’s first City-wide extended hours GP Service. Located on Upper Parliament Street in the heart of the city, the service will offer routine and same day appointments to patients registered at the 54 GP practices in the city through a multidisciplinary approach comprising GPs, Practice Nurses, Nurse Prescribers, Clinical Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and HCAs.

The service will be open from 4pm – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am -1pm on Saturday and Sunday.To book an appointment, patients simply need to contact the reception desk at their own GP Practice.

GP+ is not a ‘walk-in’ service or an ‘out-of-hours’ service.

It’s intended that GP+ will provide greater flexibility for all patients but will also be of great benefit to those who normally have difficulty attending GP appointments due to work or educational commitments.

GP+ has been funded by NHS Nottingham City CCG, in response to the 2016 GP Forward View vision for improved access for patients to GP Services on evenings and weekends.The service will be operated by us, the Nottingham City General Practice Alliance (NCGPA). We exist to help and support General Practice to remain resilient and strong enough to survive and thrive in the changing and unpredictable healthcare landscape. 47 of the 54 practices in Nottingham city are members of NCGPA.

On the launch of the new service, NCGPA Chairman, Dr Jonathan Harte commented:

“The GP Alliance is delighted to have been given the opportunity to support City Patients and Practices by developing this service. The additional capacity it will bring will provide a useful service for patients and help to ease the intense workload pressures on General Practice in the City.”

Throughout March, a series of test sessions have been in operation at the service. Feedback for which has been very positive so far:

“It is great to know that if I need an appointment with a GP there is a good chance I can get one on the same day. It’s great for fitting appointments in around work.”

For more information on the service, please visit our information page here.

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