Improving Access

 

Evening and Weekend GP Service

Dr Cajetan Ume Clinical Lead

Dr Cajetan Ume
Clinical Lead

Healthbridge Direct has now been running a GP service on evenings and weekends since September 2014. We began with one centre at the Newbury Group Practice and have just opened a second centre at Fulwell Cross Medical Centre. Our hope eventually is to have one centre open in each of the four localities of Redbridge. The centres are for problems needing treatment on that day rather than long term condition reviews. Patients are given appointments to come in and are seen by a GP. Appointments can be booked directly by patients by calling us on 020 3770 1888

The appointments line is open at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
(Pre bookable appointments are available for weekend slots)
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
(Bank Holidays may vary)

After seeing the evening GP, details of the consultation and any medicines prescribed will be sent to the patient’s own GP by 9am the next morning, so the family doctor knows what has happened and what, if any, treatment has been provided. Very soon we are hoping to install a system which will allow us to see the patient’s own records from the centres and write directly into their notes. One local GP involved with the service said “I know many people going to A&E or urgent care centres outside normal hours could get the care they need from a GP appointment. By making these appointments available, we’ll not only give local people more appropriate care, but potentially be saving them from a long wait in hospital. That’s obviously good news for the patient, but it’s also good news for our hospitals, who are under very real pressure – particularly in A&E – and good news for local GPs who have ambitious plans to offer more schemes like this to make a real difference to our patients’ experience of the care they get.”

Download the evening and weekend GP server poster and slips…
Newbury Group Practice

Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 10:00pm &

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Newbury Group Practice

Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 10:00pm &

Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Newbury Group Practice

Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 10:00pm &

Saturday – Sunday: 3:30am – 8:00pm


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