Enhanced AccesS

Improving Access to General Practices

West Cheshire is part of a national effort to provide sufficient routine appointments at evenings and weekends to meet locally determined demand, alongside effective access to out of hours and urgent care services.

This has been an NHS England priority, because whilst public satisfaction with general practice has remained high, in recent years patients have increasingly reported, through the GP Patient Survey, more difficulty in accessing services including a decline in good overall experience of making an appointment in general practice.

We strive to provide access to the right person, providing the right care, in the right place at the right time by providing routine evening and weekend appointments with a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

In the first instance we would advise patients to contact their individual GP practice for more information on their extended access service and how patients can make appointments. More information can be found at Enhanced Access | primarycarecheshire