People can now make evening and weekend appointments to see a GP or practice nurse at six centres across Hampshire.
The clinics are open to everyone registered with GPs in the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group area, which includes Eastleigh, Winchester, Andover, Romsey, the New Forest and surrounding towns and villages.
They are provided by GPs, nurses and other healthcare staff who are employed specifically for these ‘extended hours’ clinics, and will ask people for consent to access their GP records.
People can book routine appointments through their own surgery but should call NHS 111 to make an urgent appointment when surgeries are closed.
Dr Sarah Schofield, the CCG Chairman, said: “We are very pleased this new service is up and running. We recognise that it’s not always easy for people who may be at work during the day to see their GP.”
The services are based at the following six centres across the West Hampshire CCG area:
- Andover War Memorial Hospital, SP10 3LB
- Badger Farm Surgery, Winchester, SO22 4QB
- Hedge End Medical Centre, SO30 4FQ
- Romsey Hospital, SO51 7ZA
- The Practice, Lymington Hospital, SO41 8QD
- Ringwood Medical Centre, BH24 1JY (Saturdays only)
The clinics are provided by local GP Federations* in the Winchester, Andover, Eastleigh and Romsey areas, and by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in the New Forest.
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