Extended access to primary care
GPs are here for you, for longer
People living in the Greater Huddersfield CCG area can now visit a GP after work and on weekends under a new scheme launched at the end of March 2018. The CCG awarded the contract for this new service to out-of-hours provider Local Care Direct working with My Health Huddersfield (MHH) Ltd, a federation of local GP practices.
We know that some people find it difficult to get an appointment at their practice so this new service helps to make sure that people can get the right care at a time that suits them. Having these additional appointments available also helps to reduce pressure on both general practice and hospital emergency departments by allowing patients to visit a GP at a convenient time that fits better with their work and other commitments.
Extended access to primary care archived news item
- GPs are here for you, longer (Mar 19, 2018)
- Improving access to general practice (Dec 20, 2017)
- NHS invests over £4m in GP services in Kirklees over next two years (Sep 25, 2017)
How do I book one of these appointments?
These appointments are available for any Greater Huddersfield patient in the Primary Care Centre ‘hub’ at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Appointment times are between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on weekends between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
There are ‘pre-bookable’ and ‘on-the-day’ appointments which can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.
In addition, some local GP practices also offer evening and weekend appointments so please check with your practice first.
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