Improved Access at evenings and weekends.
On the 1st October 2018 Improved Access was launched nationwide and you can now see a GP or other Healthcare professional during:
- weekday evenings between 6.30pm and 8pm
- Saturdays and Sundays
These appointments offered could be:
- at your registered Practice
- another local GP Practice
- another local NHS service - such as a General Service Hub
What type of appointments will be available?
Evening appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday will be offered by a Practice in your area. These appointments will be offered by a range of clinical professionals.
On Saturdays a clinical professional will be available between 9am and 12pm.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays a GP will be available between 9am and 12.30pm (at a hub in Tonbridge or Maidstone).
Who can book these appointments?
Improved access appointments are available for all patients registered with a West Kent Practice. However, it will be unlikely that you will be seen by your normal GP, and it is likely that you will have to go to a different surgery to your registered Practice for these appointments.
How can I book an appointment?
In order to book these appointments, you contact your surgery reception staff as normal. You will not be able to phone the reception staff on Saturdays, Sundays/ Bank Holidays or between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday.