“Extended GP access service is accessible 7 days per week. If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.”
In addition to the Sunday and Bank Holiday service all patients living and registered with a GP Practice within the Newark and Sherwood localities can also now access evening appointments every weekday and Saturday mornings .
The Reception Team at each Practice can book and advise you as to the type of appointment available .
There are set GP Practice venues that are delivering Extended Access each day and therefore a small amount of travel may be required to receive treatment .
An overview of Extended Access
The Abbey Medical Group is working in partnership with the Sherwood Medical Partnership based at Clipstone to deliver “Extended Access” on behalf of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group.
Extended Access will be available to all patients registered with a GP Practice within the “Sherwood area “.
The Sherwood Area of GP Practices are;
- Abbey Medical Group
- Sherwood Medical Partnership
- Hill View Practice
- Rainworth Medical Centre
- Bilsthorpe Practice
- Middleton Lodge
- Major Oak
So what is Extended Access and who is it available to ?
Extended Access will be available between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00.p.m –Monday to Friday & Saturday Mornings 07.45 to 11.00 noon at the following locations;
Each Monday / Tuesday – Abbey Medical Group, Blidworth
Each Wednesday / Thursday – Sherwood Medical Partnership, Clipstone.
Friday evening will alternate each week between the two Practices.
Saturday mornings will alternate in a similar manner and each Practice Reception Team will be in a position to advise you as to the specific locality providing the Friday evening and Saturday morning service..
The service will allow access and a 15 minute appointment with either a GP, Nurse or a HCA during these times.
There will always be a GP available and the Nurse / HCA provision will be at the discretion of the host Practice.
Patients can only book an Extended Access appointment via their own Practice.
Patients must have consented to share their medical record. If they have not agreed to share then the clinical system for patient safety reasons will not allow an appointment to be made.
Appointments will either be ‘book on the day ‘or 48 hours in advance only.
There will an upper limit of appointments available and when they are gone …they are gone.
There will be strict criteria in respect of the appointment type available;
- The guidance will be, One appointment –one issue only.
- The appointment will result in acute prescribing only.
- Repeat Prescription issues will not be considered at all.
- Certain blood samples can be taken - please check with your GP practice before booking.
- There will be no ECG’s undertaken.
The Nursing Team / HCA appointments will include minor wound care and blood pressure checks .
The Sunday and Bank Holiday Service is based at Rosemary Street Practice at Mansfield and can only be booked via your GP Practice
The GP Partners at both AMG and SMP are committed to providing a high quality of safe care to all patients within the Sherwood Locality.