Bromley GPs are now providing more patient appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These extended services are available from 4pm to 8pm in the evening and 8am to 8pm at weekends at one of the three Bromley GP Alliance access hubs.
An additional 600 appointments will be available during the week and 240 at the weekends. There will also be a nurse led wound dressing clinic available three days a week.
To get an appointment at one of the hubs, call your GP practice. If your need is urgent and there is no appointment available in your practice, you will be offered an appointment at one of the hubs (you will still be registered with your practice). Hubs are located in Beckenham, central Bromley and Orpington. If you need to see a GP urgently when your practice is closed please call 111.
Dr Andrew Parson, Clinical Lead at NHS Bromley CCG and Bromley GP said, “Patients have told us that they needed better access to GP services and that it was hard for people who worked during the day to get an appointment. In response we set up a pilot extended GP service over a year ago which has proved very popular with patients. This has now been made a permanent arrangement and we are confident these additional appointments will further improve access and patient satisfaction.
I encourage people to keep themselves fit, healthy and treat minor ailments and injuries at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet. By doing this it helps us to ensure that when you need to see a GP, one is available”.
Patients already using the access hubs and over 90% of them were satisfied or very satisfied with the service.
Whether you feel ill or not it is essential that you register with a GP that is local to you. Registering means you have easy access to a doctor when you need one. Your GP provides general medical advice on a range of conditions and can also refer you to more specialist services if needed.
Find your local GP at www.nhs.uk