Easier ways to see your doc­tors

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life -

NEW ser­vices have launched this week to of­fer a range of rou­tine, book­able, ap­point­ments with GPs, prac­tice nurses and med­i­cal spe­cial­ists out­side nor­mal hours.

The ser­vices will in­crease South­port res­i­dents’ op­tions for book­ing a non-ur­gent GP ap­point­ment on week­day evenings as well as on Satur­day and Sun­day morn­ings.

In ad­di­tion, peo­ple will be able to book ap­point­ments with a range of other health­care pro­fes­sion­als work­ing as part of these teams.

Fiona Tay­lor, chief of­fi­cer of NHS South­port and Formby CCG, said: “We know that ac­cess to ap­point­ments can be an is­sue for some pa­tients, par­tic­u­larly those who have week­day com­mit­ments dur­ing reg­u­lar prac­tice open­ing hours.

“Now, thanks to these two new ser­vices, we can im­prove ac­cess to gen­eral prac­tice by of­fer­ing more flex­i­bil­ity and a wider choice of ap­point­ment times into the evening and at week­ends.”

From left: Dr Ab­dul Zubairu, Dr Lind­say McCel­land, Ni­cole Mar­shall, Jane Ayres and Paul Ashby, di­rec­tors of South­port and Formby Health

Dr Craig Gille­spie, left, act­ing chair of NHS South Sefton CCG and Dr Gus­tavo Berni from South Sefton Pri­mary Health Care

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