Non-urgent advice: Coronavirus
If you have any respiratory symptoms would you please use a face covering before entering the building. Thank you
Extended Access & Out of Hours
Extended Access Appointments
We want to provide the right services at a time which is convenient for you. We’ve listened to feedback from people in our local area, and we are making changes to our out-of-hours appointments to deliver better services for you.
The new way of delivering out-of-hours appointments will give you:
Access to more healthcare professionals. This new service will be delivered by professionals including GPs, nurses, clinical pharmacists and physio’s
More choice about the type of appointment you want. These include a mixture of in-person face-to-face appointments, and remote appointments like telephone, video, or online appointments.
Make it more convenient for you to travel to out-of-hours appointments. These appointments are being planned and delivered locally, so it is likely they will available closer to your home.
Out-of-hours appointments will be available from 6.30pm to 8pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.
We are working together with other GP practices in our local area as part of the Colne Valley Primary Care Network. You can find out more about our PCN at The Colne Valley PCN Website.
An out-of-hours appointment might not be at this surgery. When you book an appointment, you will be told where the appointment will be.
These appointments will not be available as walk-in appointments. You will need to book them in advance
To book an out-of-hours appointment, contact the practice the usual way and we will advise you on the appointments which are available, and which healthcare professional is the right person to help you.
If you need medical help now but it’s not an emergency, you can also go to 111 online or call 111.
Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when attending for a consultation. A signed consent form from a parent/guardian is required if a child is to be brought to the surgery by another person e.g. Grandparent, nanny. Immunisations will only be given when accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Adolescents under the age of 16 may be seen without being accompanied by an adult provided the medical professional agrees the patient is of sufficient understanding and intelligence to enable him or her to understand fully what is proposed.
One of the Practice Nurses is available, by appointment, at all surgery sessions. When arranging to see the nurse it is helpful to tell the receptionist whether you need a blood pressure check etc. so that appointments for the appropriate day and time can be given to you.
If the patients health problem is of an urgent nature, an appointment will be given with a health professional the same day where possible. Routine appointments can be booked with a doctor or nurse in advance. Appointment rotas are published 6 weeks in advance for GPs and 12 weeks in advance for nurses (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).