We are part of a network of practices on the Wirral, working together to offer patients “Extended Access” to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings and weekends. Part of the national agenda by NHS England, Extended Access means patients will be able to make pre-bookable appointments to see a GP, practice nurse, or other qualified healthcare professional, at a time which may be more convenient for them.
Healthier West Wirral PCN is formed by 6 practices who will work together in a network of “hubs” to provide this service. The hubs will take turns to provide the Extended Access appointments to patients. This means patients could be offered an appointment at their own surgery or at a nearby practice in the local area (part of the hub). Patients will be advised about appointment location at time of booking, enabling them to make an informed choice about their where and when they access care.
The 6 practices that form Heathier West Wirral are:-
- Marine Lake Medical Practice
- Heswall and Pensby Group Practice
- West Wirral Group Practice
- Upton Group Practice
- Greasby Group Practice
- Commonfield Road Surgery
The pre-bookable appointments will be available as follows:
- Weekday mornings appointments between 7am and 8:00am (Monday to Friday)
- Evenings between 6:30pm and 8pm (Monday to Friday)
- Saturday appointments between 9:00am and 5pm
Appointments may not be with your registered GP but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional.
Extended Access adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Wirral to help patients, including pharmacists, NHS 111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units, and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only).