GP Extended Access

Many practices in Warwickshire North, Coventry and Rugby now offer GP and Nurse appointments in the evening and at weekends.

This means you will be able to see a GP or practice nurse at a time which is most convenient for you.

To book an appointment or find out more, please speak to your practice receptionist.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “extended access”?

Extended access is the term given to appointments with GPs or nurses outside of normal opening hours, which may include evenings or at weekends.

Extended access is about giving you the convenience and choice to have your appointment at a time that better suits you, or based on your particular needs.

Extended access appointments are delivered through “hubs”. This may mean you need to travel to a different practice than your own if you decide to book an extended access appointment.

Do all practices offer extended access?

It is important to understand that although your practice may offer extended access appointments, they may not necessarily be at your regular practice – you may need to travel to a different practice for the appointment.

Many practices are signed up to offer extended access to their patients. This does not mean the appointment will be at your practice, however. You may need to travel to a “hub” for an appointment outside of your practice hours.

How do I book an extended access appointment?

When you contact your practice to book an appointment, you will be given a choice based on your particular needs, and will need to make a choice that best suits you.

If you decide to book an extended access appointment, it will be booked at one of the hub locations below:

Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire

Coventry

Rugby

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday 9am to 1pm & 1.30 to 5.30pm

Sunday 9am to 2pm

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday 9am to 12pm

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday 9am to 12pm

Chancery Lane Surgery Nuneaton, CV10 0PB

Longford Primary Care Centre (Dr Princewill & Partners) Longford Road, CV6 6DR

Moseley Avenue Surgery

109 Moseley Avenue, CV6 1HS

Quinton Park Medical Centre Cheylesmore, CV3 5PZ

Stoke Aldermoor Medical Centre

The Barley Lea, CV3 1EG

The Broad Street Surgery

200 Broad Street, CV6 5BG

Tile Hill Surgery

Station Avenue, CV4 9HS  (Additional session Sunday's - 10am to 1pm)

Wood End Health Centre Deedmore Road, CV2 1XA

Rugby Health and Wellbeing Centre

Drover Close, CV21 3HX

Will the extended access appointment be with my own doctor at my practice?

Extended access appointments are delivered from “hubs”. Not every practice is a hub location. If you accept an extended access appointment, you may have to travel to a different practice and see a different doctor.

My practice doesn’t offer extended access – what can I do?

Practices do not have to offer their patients extended access appointments, even via a hub. If your practice does not offer extended access appointments at all, we recommend you speak with your practice manager or GP to see what alternatives they may offer.

Scenarios – how extended access works

Scenarios

Person A

Person B

Person C

36 years old, full time employment

Person A needs an appointment. It is not an urgent appointment.

They phone reception at their practice and are told they can have:

1.    An appointment with a GP that morning

2.    An appointment at a hub on Saturday

3.    An appointment at a hub that evening

 They choose option 3, because it is more convenient to them and means they don’t have to take the morning off work. This frees up a daytime appointment for someone who needs it more.

72 years old, retired

Person B needs an appointment to discuss their long-term condition.

They phone reception at their practice and are told they can have:

1.    An appointment with their own GP that morning

2.    An appointment at a hub on Saturday

3.    An appointment at a hub that evening

They choose option 1, as they feel their own GP knows them and their condition best and that it was is important to them.

27 years old, parent of 3 year old

Person C’s 3 year old needs a routine vaccination. 

They phone reception at their practice and are told they can have:

1.    An appointment with a GP in two days’ time

2.    An appointment with a practice nurse that morning

They choose option 2. Practice nurses may be able to see patients for a wide range of services, including childhood immunisations and vaccinations.

 

 

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