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90,000 evening and weekend GP appointments now available

 More than 90,000 evening and weekend GP appointments a year are available for people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to pre-book.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has collaborated with groups of local GP practices to make it easier for people to see a doctor or healthcare professional about routine, non-urgent medical issues. 

Dr Mark Sanderson, CCG Medical Director, said: “Getting an appointment with your doctor or a nurse shouldn’t be stressful, time-consuming or put you off going at all. These extra appointment slots at evenings and weekends, over 90,000 a year, will make it easier for patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to look after their health by fitting in around their working and home lives. 

To book an appointment contact the local GP surgery where you are registered. The receptionist there will offer you a time and confirm the location of the GP practice you will need to attend. 

Appointments are available in the evenings and weekends and have to be booked in advance. They may not be available at the patients’ registered GP practice or with their regular GP, but at a surgery nearby.  

If you have an urgent medical concern, call NHS 111. Fully trained advisors are available 24/7 and will help direct you to the right service. 

Residents in Cambridge, Ely and the surrounding villages can contact the surgery they are registered with to make an advance appointment to attend at either Nuffield Road Medical Centre, Comberton Surgery, or St Mary’s SurgeryMore information is available on the Cambs GP Network page - http://cgpn.co.uk/openlater 

Patients with Linton Health Centre, Sawston Medical Centre andShelford Medical Practice should pre-book an appointment through their local GP or by calling 0300 234 5555 

Peterborough patients can contact their local surgery or go online  to pre-book an appointment -  https://greaterpeterboroughgps.nhs.uk/appointments/

Patients of any practice in the West Cambs Federation area can contact their local GP surgery to make an advance appointment. They will be offered an appointment at either: Acorn Surgery, Oak Drive, Huntingdon; Buckden Surgery, Mayfield, Buckden; Cornerstone Surgery, Elwyn Road, March; or Cromwell Place Surgery, Cromwell Place, St. Ives. Patients can check whether their GP surgery is part of the West Cambs Federation http://www.westcambsfed.nhs.uk/

30/11/2018