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Extended GP services in North West London

16 August 2017

Residents across North West (NW) London now have access to GP and practice nurse appointments on evenings and weekends.

The new extended hours are from 6.30pm to 8.00pm (6.30pm to 9.00pm in Brent and Kensington and Chelsea) Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday.

These extended hours are in addition to existing GP services, meaning that residents can now access primary care services seven days a week, through their own GP practice and extended access hubs across NW London.

Patients can access these extended access appointments by calling their GP practice to book an appointment or by calling NHS 111 when their own practice is closed. Urgent Care Centres (UCC) and A&E departments will also be able to direct patients to the service at the weekends. Work is underway to enable Urgent Care Centres to directly book appointments for people who do not require A&E care.

It is hoped that that these additional GP appointments will help to relieve pressure on hospital emergency departments and UCCs, as well as provide patients with more convenient access to general routine appointments.

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