Extended Access GP Programme
"Extended Access is an example of NHS service collaboration at its best, with improved patient care at its core"
Part of a national NHS programme commissioned by the CCG, the Extended Access service supports patients in Aldershot, Fleet and Farnborough by delivering approximately 75 hours of extra appointments each week. These appointments are outside the usual GP hours and delivered between 18:30 and 20:00 on weekday evenings and between 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday mornings. Colleagues at North Hants Urgent Care also deliver appointments on a Sunday morning under this scheme.
Appointment types are a mix of face to face consultations, telephone calls, e-consultations and Nurse/Health Care Assistant appointments. Some of the appointments are retained for booking after 16:00, allowing same evening bookings. All weekend appointments will need to be booked in advance.
Extended Access appointments are booked through the patient's normal GP Surgery, but patients may see a clinician at another surgery or a central hub. The latest IT systems enable these clinicians to have full access to your medical record, so long as you give your consent.