Extra GP Appointments Available in Evenings and Weekends for Guildford and Waverley Patients
From Monday 6 August 2018 additional GP appointments will be available, initially from 6 – 8 pm on weekday evenings, 8 – 12 am on Saturdays and 10 – 2 pm on Sundays. These extra sessions will be provided at Binscombe Surgery near Godalming, and at the Fairlands Practice in Guildford. Patients registered at any GP practice in Guildford and Waverley will be able to book through their own practice and attend at either of these locations. We are planning to expand the capacity of the service later in the year, including provision of nurse appointments.
This service is part of a national ‘Extended Access’ programme which is being introduced to increase capacity in general practice and make it available to the public 7 days per week. It is being introduced both in response to increasing pressure on GP services and to provide patients who need to see a health practitioner with evening and weekend access.
Procare Health is the Federation of GP practices in Guildford and Waverley. We work with all of the GP surgeries on initiatives to develop services and improve experience for patients and staff. Procare have been commissioned by NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG to provide the Extended Access service in partnership with the two host practices at Binscombe and Fairlands.
Patients can now book appointments using the Extended Access service, at either location, or via their own GP practice.