GP Extended Access Service – Extra GP Appointments on evenings and weekends
This is a national programme which has been introduced to make GP services available 7 days per week. It is intended to help with the ever growing demand for GP appointments and to provide patients who need it with evening and weekend access.
This service has been commissioned by Guildford and Waverley CCG and is run by Procare Health. Patients can book these appointments no matter which Guildford and Waverley GP practice they are registered with.
Appointments are available on weekday evenings between 6pm and 8pm, on Saturdays between 08.00am and 12.00pm, and on Sundays 10.00am until 2.00pm.
Extended Access appointments may be booked through Grayshott Surgery reception in the usual way. The appointments take place at a number of ‘hubs’:
Merrow Park, Guildford
Information sharing agreements are in place to ensure that practice records are available to the GP who is handling the appointment, giving a safe and innovative service. The record of the clinic appointment will also be available to the patients' own GP.
SHARING YOUR DATA WITH THE ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL
Since 1st October 2015 the Royal Surrey County Hospital has provided a facility that allows clinicians in the Emergency Assessment Unit and Care of the Elderly wards to access your GP medical data, with your consent, whilst you are in their care.
The data contains information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and bad reactions to medicines you have had, to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
We believe that this is clearly in your best interests; it could save your life and it will certainly contribute to the provision of comprehensive medical care during your time in the hospital’s care.